Publications: November 2018

 

Midlands JPLA Networking Event – 21 November 2018

Last Wednesday night, members of the Midlands Junior PLA kept themselves busy by hosting a cocktail making masterclass in Birmingham for junior members (up to 10 years’ post-qualification experience). The event was well-attended by members from across the Midlands region – and great fun – as the photos below testify! Members of the junior committee were […]

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Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

In October 2017 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a package of measures intended to address the private rented sector. One proposed measure was the introduction of a specialist Housing Court with a view to a more efficient and timely process by which landlords could recover possession, and tenants could enforce […]

22nd Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

JPLA in the North Launch Networking Event – 15 November 2018

We held our Launch Event for JPLA in the North last Thursday, kindly hosted by Squire Patton Boggs in their fancy new Spinningfields office. The evening was a great opportunity to meet other JPLA members in the North and it was lovely to have some newly qualified members join us. We enjoyed hearing about the […]

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Blog From Outgoing Chair of the PLA – Martin Edwards

Apologies in advance if this sounds like the Queen’s Christmas broadcast but I have a lot of people to thank…. There is one word that summarises my tenure as Chair of our unique Association – “change.” These are exciting times for our members.  When I was elected in Autumn 2017 the Business and Property Courts […]

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PLA County Court Survey – 2018 update

In 2015 almost 90% of PLA members thought that the County Court Service was unfit for purpose. Less than 1% considered that the administration at the county court was good. Following that survey the Law Reform Committee has been in dialogue with courts and HMCTS in an effort to improve service. We are being told […]

8th Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

HHJ Marc Dight sends us his 5 Top Tips for property litigators at Central London

Tips for property litigators at Central London Those who attended the PLA’s “Ask the Judiciary” panel event on 31st October 2018 will recall HHJ Marc Dight’s top 5 tips for property litigators using the County Court at Central London, and reference to the hotline for urgent appointments and the senior managers’ email addresses for directing issues […]

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Law Reform Blog. Ask the judiciary? Now’s your chance.

  PLA Law Reform 2018 Panel Event – Wednesday, 31 October The PLA’s Law Reform Committee look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Ask the Judiciary Panel Event where our President Liz Peace will be grilling an illustrious panel of judges on the critical question: are our courts and tribunals actually a good place to conduct property litigation? […]

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