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