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Anthony Tanney (Falcon Chambers) – Arkin v. Marshall – some Dicey implications

Anthony Tanney analyses the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Arkin v. Marshall [2020] EWCA 620 (Civ): A claim by receivers against mortgagors for possession of the mortgaged property. The issue for the Court of Appeal concerned the effect on those proceedings of the stay imposed by the emergency coronavirus practice direction, PD51Z. Click here […]

2nd Jul 2020 Covid-19 Read more

County Court Feedback Surveys

We would like to invite you to provide feedback on your experience of using the County Courts, so that we can collate evidence of current issues with the County Courts for the purpose of an upcoming meeting with HMCTS to discuss County Court user experience. We have prepared a survey comprising 15 short questions, and […]

1st Jul 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

COVID-19 and stay of possession proceedings – further update

Following the issues raised by the PLA and PBA in a joint letter to the Master of the Rolls (click here to read the letter), Practice Direction 51Z – Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits – Coronavirus was amended on 20 April 2020 to permit, amongst other things, claims to proceed against […]

18th Jun 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

PLA questions Government on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

The Law Reform Committee of the PLA has put a number of questions and requests for clarification to the Insolvency Service regarding the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill published on 20 May 2020. In particular, concerns have been raised about potential uncertainties, unfairness and unintended consequences for property owners arising out of provisions relating […]

3rd Jun 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more

EG news story: PLA/PBA secure rethink on ‘licence to trespass’ during pandemic

The PLA and PBA have successful secured a rewrite of the court direction that effectively prevented the eviction of squatters from property during the Covid-19 pandemic. They jointly wrote to the Master of the Rolls seeking clarification and, in response, the Practice Direction has been amended to exclude possession claims against “persons unknown” who are […]

14th May 2020 News Read more

EG article: How are the Law Commission’s proposals on leasehold enfranchisement affecting the market? By Natasha Rees

The Property Litigation Association has been instrumental in providing a comprehensive response to the Law Commission’s consultation on making enfranchisement easier, quicker and cheaper. Natasha Rees, a member of the PLA’s law reform committee, teamed up with Charlie Coombs of Gerald Eve and Henrietta Hammonds of Beckett and Kay to consider the main proposals and […]

14th May 2020 News Read more

COVID-19 and stay of possession proceedings – response from Master of the Rolls

Following the issues raised by the PLA and PBA in a joint letter to the Master of the Rolls (click here to read the letter), Practice Direction 51Z – Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits – Coronavirus was amended on 20 April 2020. The important amendments now in force exclude the following […]

23rd Apr 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more