News: PLA in the news

 

Moratorium extension not the answer the PLA was looking for

Following the government’s decision to extend the moratorium on forfeiture and CRAR until March 2022, the PLA had the opportunity to update its previous article on the topic for EG and write a comment piece for The Times law section. These pieces considered how the government’s changes were likely to be received by members, especially […]

1st Jul 2021 News Read more

EG Podcast: Emma Pinkerton, Mark Reading and Brie Stevens-Hoare on diversity and inclusion in property law

“In this latest episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG’s professional & legal editor Sarah Jackman is joined by three figures from the property law profession to explore diversity and inclusion in property law. They are barrister and Property Bar Association chair Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Property Litigation Association members Emma Pinkerton, partner at CMS, […]

17th Jun 2021 News Read more

PLA supports ringfencing of commercial rent arrears

In the PLA’s response to the government’s call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, it drew on the findings of its latest members survey. Members were asked what they thought should happen when the moratorium on the recovery of rent arrears expires at the end of June and which of the government’s options for […]

10th Jun 2021 News Read more

The Boundary Disputes Mediation Service

After many years’ work behind the scenes, the Property Litigation Association and RICS have launched a new mediation service to help neighbours resolve disputes over their property boundaries without resorting to court action. The Boundary Disputes Mediation Service draws on a 16-strong panel of mediators, lawyers and surveyors who are experienced in neighbour and boundary […]

19th May 2021 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

Gary Lawrenson appointed new Chair of PLA

Osborne Clarke partner Gary Lawrenson has been appointed the new chair of the Property Litigation Association. He takes over from Kerry Glanville, partner and head of the London office at Cripps Pemberton Greenish. The PLA, which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary, represents professionals specialising in property litigation across the UK and has 1,400 members. […]

14th Nov 2020 News Read more

EG news story: PLA/PBA secure rethink on ‘licence to trespass’ during pandemic

The PLA and PBA have successful secured a rewrite of the court direction that effectively prevented the eviction of squatters from property during the Covid-19 pandemic. They jointly wrote to the Master of the Rolls seeking clarification and, in response, the Practice Direction has been amended to exclude possession claims against “persons unknown” who are […]

14th May 2020 News Read more

EG article: How are the Law Commission’s proposals on leasehold enfranchisement affecting the market? By Natasha Rees

The Property Litigation Association has been instrumental in providing a comprehensive response to the Law Commission’s consultation on making enfranchisement easier, quicker and cheaper. Natasha Rees, a member of the PLA’s law reform committee, teamed up with Charlie Coombs of Gerald Eve and Henrietta Hammonds of Beckett and Kay to consider the main proposals and […]

14th May 2020 News Read more

Courting disaster: EG article on the County Court users survey by Mathew Ditchburn

In 2015 the PLA surveyed its members on their experience of using the County Court. The results supported anecdotal evidence about how bad court administration had become, with 88% considering that it was not fit for purpose and 91% saying clients had expressed concerns about litigating in the County Court at all. Five years later, […]

24th Feb 2020 Law Reform Committee Read more