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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

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