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Winner announced for the Alan Langleben Memorial blog competition 2021

Persistence paid off for PLA member Lucie Barnes who has won this year’s Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition with her lively entry on the Telecoms Code. Lucie, a senior associate at Brodies in Glasgow, came second two years ago. This year’s event replaced the 1,500-word essay format with a 500-word blog, more in keeping with […]

27th Apr 2021 News Read more

Law Reform Committee surveys – your views matter

Dear Members The Law Reform Committee will be conducting a series of surveys in the next few months.  Whilst most of these will be in relation to the Law Commission’s 14th Program the first one is in response to the Government Consultation – Commercial Rents and Covid-1 Call for Evidence.  The deadline for responses is […]

9th Apr 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

Not So Academic: In an Association first, the JPLA host a lively discussion on the future of possession proceedings with academic member, Dr Lisa Whitehouse, and DDJ Andrew Skelly

With all the changes impacting residential possession proceedings over the last year it has become a hot topic with everyone reaching for their crystal balls to see what the new “normal” will look like as the stay cannot be extended indefinitely! With that in mind, last Thursday saw the JPLA invite one of the Association’s […]

23rd Mar 2021 Blogs Read more

High value Rent Claims

Below is an email from Chief Master Marsh in which he sets out the system employed in the High Court for dealing with high value rent claims.  You will note that as a result of a very significant level of uncontested claims they will be transferred to the Central London County Court unless you advise […]

19th Feb 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition 2020 winner announced

PLA member Tom Dobson has won first prize in the Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition 2020 with his entry exploring the impact of the Supreme Court’s important decision in S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd and, in addition to winning £1,000 cash, had his essay published in the Estates Gazette. The competition posed the […]

22nd Jan 2021 News Read more

PLA 2020 Autumn Trilogy

Sadly we were unable to proceed as planned with Part 3 of the Autumn Trilogy tomorrow due to the Tier 3 restrictions in London which have once again closed 1 Wimpole Street. We know that members were looking forward to the event and, in particular, having the opportunity for a live Q&A session with Judge […]

23rd Dec 2020 News Read more

New Law Journal profile: Gary Lawrenson

Gary Lawrenson, newly appointed chair of the PLA, has been profiled in New Law Journal, in which he covers such diverse topics as his biggest career challenge, inspirational lawyers and the best way to relax. Click here to read the article.

11th Dec 2020 News Read more