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Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims – feedback request

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims The Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017 and we would like to review how this is working in practice.  Could you let us have your experiences, good or bad, of using this new protocol?  It would be helpful to have specific cases to discuss […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

Central London Chancery Users Group 16 May 2019

Central London Chancery Users Group There is a Chancery Users Group meeting on 16 May 2019 and we would like to hear from members about their recent experiences of the Chancery List at Central London and also Central London Court Court more generally.  The purpose of this meeting is to feed back to the judiciary […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

Capped Costs Pilot: PD 51W – feedback request

PLA Law Reform Committee are requesting members feedback on Capped Costs Pilot: PD 51W A voluntary Capped Costs Pilot commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019 and will run for 2 years.  It concerns cases valued up to £250,000.  The Pilot will be evaluated to assess whether there is demand for such a scheme […]

27th Apr 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition winner announced

PLA member Philip Sheppard has won first prize in the Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition with his entry on the assured tenancy regime relating to long leaseholds and, in addition to winning £1,000 cash, had his essay published in the Estates Gazette. The question posed for the essay was “What is the most unjust and/or unfair […]

28th Mar 2019 News Read more

PLA Survey – Unopposed Business Lease Renewals Pilot in First Tier Tribunal

Unopposed lease renewals under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issued in Central London County Court are now being transferred automatically to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“FTT”) under a mandatory pilot scheme which started on 1 January 2018. Under the scheme, parties must adhere to a compressed 20 week timetable, save […]

21st Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

CLCC Professional Court User Surgery- 20 March 2019

Central London County Court are offering appointments for a Professional Court User Surgery on Wednesday 20 March 2019 where you can go along with details of a particular case and have your issues resolved.  This is an opportunity to meet with senior members of the administration team. You can book by emailing John.Lyons@Justice.gov.uk and providing details […]

13th Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

JAC Panel Event: is a judicial career for you?

Judicial Appointments Commissioner Brie Stevens-Hoare chaired a lively, engaging and insightful panel discussion concerning appointments to the judiciary. The JAC is keen to de-mystify the appointments process and to encourage solicitors (and PLA members) to apply to the judiciary, or at least better understand routes into the judiciary if of more longer term interest. The […]

11th Mar 2019 News Read more