Publications: August 2017

 

Blog from the Chair of the Website & Marketing Committee – new website

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often“ Winston Churchill’s words could be adopted as the motto of the PLA’s Website & Marketing Committee (WMC). Sarah Debenham (nee Beck), Charlotte Ross, Paul Barker, Mark Reading, Lara Nayman, Alison Hardy, Mary Block and I have collectively spent the last 18 months or […]

23rd Aug 2017 Blogs Read more

Service Charges in Commercial Leases: Key Principles of Construction & Operation

Service Charges in Commercial Leases: Key Principles of Construction & Operation Michelle Caney St Ives Chambers August 2017 Introduction There is an inherent conflict between the interests of a landlord and those of a tenant where service charges are concerned. Inevitably, a landlord will want to recover as much as he can from his tenant, […]

21st Aug 2017 Speakers Corner Read more

“Who has to prove what? Prescriptive rights and evidential presumptions” An article looking at prescriptive easements: evidence and rebuttal presumptions

Who has to prove what? Prescriptive rights and evidential presumptions Lina Mattsson, Hardwicke Chambers August 2017 The fundamental question of the burden of proof is often overlooked in civil litigation; with all parties seeking to call evidence to support their version of events. In cases involving prescriptive rights, this often becomes much more difficult as […]

20th Aug 2017 Speakers Corner Read more

Blog from the Chair – revising the Association’s Articles

Your PLA executive committee and subcommittees have been working hard to revise the articles of the Association. Why, you might ask? Well, the reasons are: The Association has grown hugely – both in the number of members and the extent of national coverage. There are now new regions and more JPLA and other events happening […]

7th Aug 2017 Blogs Read more