News: April 2018


The PLA was referred to in Property Week commenting on the staircase tax

Property Week (website) 23 April 2018 PLA praises proposed revisions to counteract ‘staircase tax’ By Richard Hook  Mon 23 April 2018 The government has amended its draft bill on business rates in multi-occupied properties ahead of its second hearing in the House of Commons. The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has backed the revisions which have […]

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CASE LAW KALEIDOSCOPE – Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC

Presented at The Property Litigation Association Annual Conference  at Keble College, Oxford on Friday, 23 March 2018  by  Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC Falcon Chambers   Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC is joint head of Falcon Chambers, which specialises in property law.  His existence was first noticed by The Lawyer magazine in 1993, which described him as “underrated”.  The following year […]

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A presentation to The Property Litigation Association Autumn Training Day in London on 2 November 2017  by  Robert Bowker and Niraj Modha Tanfield Chambers   Robert Bowker was called to the Bar in 1995 and completed pupillage in Chambers in 1997. From 1997 to 2007, he practised in Chambers exclusively in property litigation. Between 2007 and 2012, […]

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Business Rates – Government listens to PLA

The Government has listened to and, more importantly, embraced the views of the PLA in its Consultation on business rates in multi-occupied properties. As a consequence, the draft Bill has been amended to reflect changes proposed by the PLA. This will ensure that the final enactment will be much clearer and significantly more certain which […]

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