News: March 2019


Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition winner announced

PLA member Philip Sheppard has won first prize in the Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition with his entry on the assured tenancy regime relating to long leaseholds and, in addition to winning £1,000 cash, had his essay published in the Estates Gazette. The question posed for the essay was “What is the most unjust and/or unfair […]

28th Mar 2019 News Read more

PLA Survey – Unopposed Business Lease Renewals Pilot in First Tier Tribunal

Unopposed lease renewals under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issued in Central London County Court are now being transferred automatically to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“FTT”) under a mandatory pilot scheme which started on 1 January 2018. Under the scheme, parties must adhere to a compressed 20 week timetable, save […]

21st Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

CLCC Professional Court User Surgery- 20 March 2019

Central London County Court are offering appointments for a Professional Court User Surgery on Wednesday 20 March 2019 where you can go along with details of a particular case and have your issues resolved.  This is an opportunity to meet with senior members of the administration team. You can book by emailing and providing details […]

13th Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

JAC Panel Event: is a judicial career for you?

Judicial Appointments Commissioner Brie Stevens-Hoare chaired a lively, engaging and insightful panel discussion concerning appointments to the judiciary. The JAC is keen to de-mystify the appointments process and to encourage solicitors (and PLA members) to apply to the judiciary, or at least better understand routes into the judiciary if of more longer term interest. The […]

11th Mar 2019 News Read more

EG article: Property litigators give their verdict

PROPERTY LAW REFORM NEEDED TO BOOST ‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ The Property Litigation Association has canvassed its members on major areas of property law to ascertain whether they are still fit for purpose and to help prioritise those ripe for reform. In this article for Estates Gazette, Mathew Ditchburn, Chair, PLA Law Reform Committee, discusses the results […]

11th Mar 2019 Consultations Read more

“Perspectives”: “Reforming the Law: the importance of consultation” by Professor Nick Hopkins

As part of our on-going “Perspectives” series of blogs from those involved in Property Litigation outside private practice, Professor Nick Hopkins, the Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law,  gives his thoughts on the importance of consultation process to law reform. Reforming the Law: the importance of consultation Consultation lies at the very heart of […]

4th Mar 2019 Blogs Read more