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

New PLA Committee for 2016-2017

Your new Executive Committee is now as follows: Chair – Alison Hardy Vice Chair & Chair of the Regions – Martin Edwards Honorary Secretary – Bryan Johnston Chair of the Law Reform Committee & Honorary Treasurer – Kerry Glanville Chair of the Education & Training Committee – Ben Barrison Chair of the Website and Marketing […]

11th Nov 2016 News Read more

PLA announces new President

At the Annual PLA Dinner held on 10 November 2016 Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury gave a wonderful speech and announced that he is stepping down as our President with effect from 31 December 2016. He received a standing ovation for his services to the PLA which have lasted almost as long as he has been a judge. […]

11th Nov 2016 News Read more