EG article – Bryan Johnston: No more fighting: do the courts discourage civil litigation?

Bryan Johnston looks at alternative dispute resolution and the procedural and administrative hurdles in the way of pursuing dilapidations claims in the courts. The Property Litigation Association and the RICS have worked closely together over many years on making dilapidations dispute resolution better for both landlords and tenants. In this article, the genesis of which […]

22nd Nov 2019 News Read more

PLA Wellbeing – Stress Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent survey on stress and wellbeing in the workplace. A short presentation was given about the results at the training day on 6 November. A huge 95% of respondents said that they had been affected by stress in the workplace, which of itself is probably not surprising given […]

22nd Nov 2019 News Read more

John Clargo (Hardwicke) – What’s the Matter? Be careful if it’s the Quantification of Beneficial Interest under a Trust

John Clargo considers differing approaches in two cases in which the FTT was asked to express its views on the quantified extent of a beneficial interest under a trust of land following a determination (following a reference from the registrar) that an applicant had successfully established an entitlement to a restriction based on a beneficial […]

29th Sep 2019 News Read more

Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases – Response to consultation from the Property Litigation Association

Following the voluntary Capped Costs Pilot which commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019, earlier this year MOJ  launched a consultation in relation to extending the use of Fixed Recoverable Cases (FRC) in Civil Cases. This follows recommendations made in Sir Rupert Jackson’s Supplemental Report on FRCs in July 2017.  The consultation sought interested parties’ views […]

13th Sep 2019 Consultations Read more