HHJ Marc Dight sends us his 5 Top Tips for property litigators at Central London

Tips for property litigators at Central London Those who attended the PLA’s “Ask the Judiciary” panel event on 31st October 2018 will recall HHJ Marc Dight’s top 5 tips for property litigators using the County Court at Central London, and reference to the hotline for urgent appointments and the senior managers’ email addresses for directing issues […]

2nd Nov 2018 News Read more

Justice Week – Blogs from the Property Bar

JUSTICE WEEK 2018 Justice Week is a new initiative setup by the three legal professional bodies; the Bar Council, The Law Society, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). The purpose of the week is to boost the profile of justice and the rule of law, helping to place them at the centre stage of […]

2nd Nov 2018 News Read more

Law Reform Blog. Ask the judiciary? Now’s your chance.

  PLA Law Reform 2018 Panel Event – Wednesday, 31 October The PLA’s Law Reform Committee look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Ask the Judiciary Panel Event where our President Liz Peace will be grilling an illustrious panel of judges on the critical question: are our courts and tribunals actually a good place to conduct property litigation? […]

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PLA applauds changes to the new Disclosure Pilot

Press Release Following extensive consultation, the Business and Property Courts will launch a new two-year pilot scheme on the disclosure of documents in January 2019, designed to streamline the process, introduce greater flexibility and reduce the cost and complexity of disclosure. The Property Litigation Association (PLA) was one of several organisations to provide input to […]

17th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA adds two new honorary members

PLA APPOINTS TWO NEW HONORARY MEMBERS October 2017 The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has appointed Jeremy Hudson of Charles Russell Speechlys and Katie Bradford of Linklaters as honorary members in recognition of their outstanding service to the Association and to property litigation generally. Jeremy and Katie were both founding members of the Association when it […]

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‘Unreasonable costs’ will not be capped – Tribunal Procedure Committee adopts PLA proposal

CoStar News by Paul Newman 28 August 2018 The Tribunal Procedure Committee has decided not to cap costs for unreasonable behaviour in leasehold and residential property cases following consultation and is instead adopting a proposal by the Property Litigation Association (PLA) to publish a guidance note. “This note aims to clearly explain Rule 13(1)(b), governing […]

29th Aug 2018 Consultations Read more

Unopposed Business Lease Renewals: 1954 Act Pilot in the Central London County Court

Central London County Court Effective: 1 January 2018 The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has provided us with the following documents – updated guidance note, standard form directions and listing questionnaire – to apply in the case of unopposed business lease renewals transferred to the FTT pursuant to the mandatory 1954 Act pilot for proceedings […]

27th Aug 2018 Directions / Protocols Read more

Profile of the PLA appears in the Estates Gazette

Taking property litigation to another level – profile of the PLA in Estates Gazette,  4 August 2018.   At a time of seismic change for property litigation, the PLA is aiming to take the profession to another level in its push for wider reform. This was one of the key messages that PLA Chair Martin […]

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