Publications: January 2018


Blog from Paul Barker, Resolutions from the Regions

Paul Barker, Chair PLA Regions Committee As we take leave of January, I’m sure that many of you will be celebrating having stuck to your New Year’s resolutions – perhaps having made good use of your gym memberships, eliminated sugar from your diet or managed to go without alcohol. There was frankly no realistic prospect […]

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Happy New Year from Georgina Redsell – Chair of the Junior PLA

January can be a dark time – both literally and metaphorically. It is a time for trying to curb that sugar habit that you acquired over Christmas and fighting your way through the newcomers to make it to the squat rack at the gym. However, it is also a time for reflecting on the past year […]

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Blog from Gary Lawrenson, Privacy Policy and Lexology

Gary Lawrenson, Chair PLA Website & Marketing Committee Happy New Year, all. If the proverb that “a good beginning makes a good end” is correct, then it bodes well for a productive year for your Website & Marketing Committee (WMC). I am delighted to kick-off 2018 by welcoming a new sub-committee member, Tim Reid (Hogan Lovells), […]

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Business Rates in Multi-Occupied Properties – Consultation

THE PLA LAW REFORM COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR COMMENTS The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a Consultation on reinstating the practice of the Valuation Office Agency prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Woolway (VO) v Mazars [2015] UKSC 53. The Consultation can be found here: As a consequence of Mazars, the current […]

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Blog from Martin Edwards, New Year, New Changes, New Challenges

As we start 2018 I can’t help thinking that there’s never been a better time to be a property litigator. Whether it’s the continuing state of flux with our Court and Tribunal System (and the consequential procedural changes), or statutory reform such as the new Telecommunications Code, or the sheer volume of key property cases […]

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