Alastair Redpath-Stevens (Hardwicke) – Costs, forfeiture and waiver: an unholy trinity

Alastair Redpath-Stevens of Hardwicke considers HHJ Huskinson’s decision in Stemp and anor v 6 Ladbroke Gardens Management Ltd. This was an appeal to the Upper Tribunal from a decision of the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) that the Stemps should pay an administration charge in relation to costs incurred by the respondent in contemplation […]

8th Jan 2019 News Read more

S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd

Joanne Wicks QC and Benjamin Faulkner of Wilberforce Chambers recently acted for the successful tenant in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, arguably the most important landlord and tenant case for decades. In this article, Joanne and Ben summarise the facts of this case, what it means for the operation of ground (f) and […]

7th Jan 2019 News Read more

“Perspectives”: Blog by The Honourable Mr Justice Morgan

  At the recent dinner of the PLA at the Ironmonger’s Hall in November 2018, I was asked to give my assessment from a judicial perspective of the work of the PLA. I have now been asked to record in this blog some of the things I then said. I am happy to do so. […]

3rd Jan 2019 Blogs Read more

Estates Gazette publishes PLA view on proposed court to deal solely with housing disputes

Property Litigation Association  Estates Gazette 15 December 2018 Housing Court on the horizon The government is consulting on the possibility of establishing a new court to deal solely with housing disputes. Emily Wood gives the Property Litigation Association’s view. In 2017, Sajid Javid, then secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, raised the […]

21st Dec 2018 News Read more

Property Week’s coverage of PLA new academic members

Property Litigation Association  Property Week website 13 December 2018   PLA introduces nine academics to organisation By Mitchell Labiak  Thu 13 December 2018 The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has introduced academics into the organisation for the first time. Source: Shutterstock/Syda Productions Bryan Johnston, Chair of the Property Litigation Association, said: “Having strong ties to academia […]

13th Dec 2018 News Read more

PLA welcomes academic members for the first time

PLA press release 12 December 2018 PLA WELCOMES ACADEMIC MEMBERS FOR FIRST TIME Leading academics in property law have been welcomed as associate members of the Property Litigation Association for the first time in a bid to strengthen its ties with academia and better promote this area of the law as a career choice to […]

12th Dec 2018 News Read more

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

In October 2017 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a package of measures intended to address the private rented sector. One proposed measure was the introduction of a specialist Housing Court with a view to a more efficient and timely process by which landlords could recover possession, and tenants could enforce […]

22nd Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

Bryan Johnston elected new Chair of the PLA. Press release.

PLA press release 19 November 2019   BRYAN JOHNSTON BECOMES NEW PLA CHAIR Dentons partner Bryan Johnston is the new chair of the Property Litigation Association, having taken over from Shakespeare Martineau partner Martin Edwards. Bryan is the PLA’s 24th chairman since the organisation was established in 1995 to represent property litigators in the UK. […]

20th Nov 2018 News Read more