Blog from Gary Lawrenson, Privacy Policy and Lexology

Gary Lawrenson, Chair PLA Website & Marketing Committee Happy New Year, all. If the proverb that “a good beginning makes a good end” is correct, then it bodes well for a productive year for your Website & Marketing Committee (WMC). I am delighted to kick-off 2018 by welcoming a new sub-committee member, Tim Reid (Hogan Lovells), […]

12th Jan 2018 Blogs Read more

Business Rates in Multi-Occupied Properties – Consultation

THE PLA LAW REFORM COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a Consultation on reinstating the practice of the Valuation Office Agency prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Woolway (VO) v Mazars [2015] UKSC 53. The Consultation can be found here: As a consequence of Mazars, the current […]

12th Jan 2018 Consultations Read more

Recruiting JPLA members for PLA Scotland sub-committee

JUNIOR PLA MEMBERS NEEDED FOR PLA SCOTLAND COMMITTEE The Scottish region of the PLA wishes to recruit two Junior PLA members for its regional sub-committee. Any Junior PLA members (i.e. up to 10 years PQE) who are interested in joining the Scottish regional sub-committee should submit their application with a brief supporting paper (not more […]

15th Dec 2017 News Read more

The Boundary Disputes Protocol, with guidance notes

With PLA support, The Protocol for Disputes between Neighbours about the Location of their Boundary (The Boundary Disputes Protocol) has now been published. It applies where neighbours are in dispute about the location of the boundary between their properties. It aims to ensure that neighbours exchange sufficient information in a timely manner to minimise the […]

28th Sep 2017 Directions / Protocols Read more

Business & Property Courts become operational on 2nd October 2017

The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales Advisory note This note is provisional and will be updated shortly Introduction The “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales” (“B&PCs”), were launched on 4th July 2017 and become operational on 2nd October 2017. They have been created as a single umbrella for specialist jurisdictions […]

28th Sep 2017 News Read more

The Business & Property Courts of England & Wales

The Judicial Executive Board has approved plans for a number of the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court of England & Wales to be known collectively as “The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales”. The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, and the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian […]

26th May 2017 News Read more

PLA endorses industry-wide letter to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The PLA has fully endorsed an industry-wide letter to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, concerning proposed changes to the business rates appeals system. New Regulations governing rates appeals are proposed to come into effect from 1 April 2017. However, the Regulations have yet to be laid before Parliament. Further, the Department of Communities and […]

27th Feb 2017 News Read more