Publications: April 2016


PLA Conference – Developing Client Relationships

Relationology Matt Bird is the creator of Relationology a unique approach to achieving business growth through the power of client relationships. He epitomises Relationology spending time every day investing in relationships. Campaign Magazine has said, “When Malcolm Gladwell sat at his typewriter and wrote the chapter on connectors in The Tipping Point, he must have […]

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PLA Conference – Current Market & Implications for Property Litigators

Non-resident UK property development task force: HMRC targeting 100 ‘offshore structures used to avoid tax on profits and rental income from property development in the UK’. Finance Act 2016 – Non-resident companies pay UK corporation on profits arising from UK property development. Click here to read more.

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PLA Conference – Options & Overage – securing a share in the enhanced value

Introduction The Scope of this Talk Options and overage agreements along with conditional contracts and pre-emption agreements are all contractual tools at our disposal to give clients flexibility when dealing with (or contemplating dealing with) land. Clients may wish for flexibility for any number of reasons but all arise out of the desire to take […]

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PLA Conference – Residential Termination Update – ASTs & Recent Changes

Introduction This seminar will address the substantial legislative changes that have come about in relation to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“AST”). In particular, it will address: Deregulation Act 2015 Immigration Act 2014 This legislation represents perhaps the biggest change to the AST regime since its inception. Taken together with tenancy deposit provisions originally introduced by the […]

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PLA Conference – The Good, the Bad and the Equity – Solicitors’ Breach of Trust in the Commercial Context

Introduction Equity and common law have long had an unsettled relationship. Although in Royal Brunei Airlines v Tan, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead commenced his speech with the observation that “[t]he proper role of equity in commercial transactions is a topical question”, it was certainly not a new one. In Re Wait, Atkin LJ was critical in a […]

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PLA Blog from Simone Ketchell, Chair of the Education and Training Committee

PLA Blog – April 2016 Blog from Simone Ketchell, Chair of the PLA’s Education and Training Committee. 2016 Conference I am delighted to once again be welcoming delegates to the PLA Annual Conference being held at Keble College, Oxford. This year’s conference boasts an exceptional list of brilliant speakers discussing key topics of interest for […]

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