Publications: Blogs


A message from the PLA’s new President, Judge Elizabeth Cooke

I am very honoured to be your president and I hope I can give some useful support to this important and distinguished association. Two years ago, when the first lock-down started, we were wondering what had hit us and how long it would go on for. It was great to be able to see so […]

26th Apr 2022 Blogs Read more

BLOG: Breaking the Bias: JPLA’s International Women’s Day Panel

Breaking the Bias: JPLA’s International Women’s Day Panel Blog by Chloe Postlethwaite, JPLA Committee On Thursday 10 March 2022, the JPLA hosted its second annual panel event in celebration of International Women’s Day, chaired by JPLA Committee members Emily Geens and Lawrence Morley. We were joined by a panel of hugely inspirational women who work […]

4th Apr 2022 Blogs Read more

Blog from Mathew Ditchburn, Chair of the Property Litigation Association

  This is my first blog as chair of the Property Litigation Association.  I must begin by thanking my predecessor, Gary Lawrenson, for his service this past year as PLA chair.  Gary’s enthusiasm, encouragement and relentless positivity have seen us through the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic and not only survive but thrive. Next, […]

12th Nov 2021 Blogs Read more

Blog by PLA Chair, Gary Lawrenson

Sir Winston Churchill famously said: “a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist the opportunity in every difficulty.” Adopting this test, our Education and Training Committee (ETC), led brilliantly by Rebecca Campbell over the last couple of years, are most certainly optimists. They have, along with our external events provider, TPS, evolved rapidly […]

25th Oct 2021 Blogs Read more

Not So Academic: In an Association first, the JPLA host a lively discussion on the future of possession proceedings with academic member, Dr Lisa Whitehouse, and DDJ Andrew Skelly

With all the changes impacting residential possession proceedings over the last year it has become a hot topic with everyone reaching for their crystal balls to see what the new “normal” will look like as the stay cannot be extended indefinitely! With that in mind, last Thursday saw the JPLA invite one of the Association’s […]

23rd Mar 2021 Blogs Read more

JPLA panel in celebration of International Women’s Day

On Thursday 11 March 2021, the JPLA hosted its inaugural event in celebration of International Women’s Day. We were joined by a panel of truly inspirational female property litigators from across the country: Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, Miriam Seitler, Naomi Pryde, Gillian Craig and Anna Mullins.  We were absolutely overwhelmed by the response to the event, […]

18th Mar 2021 Blogs Read more

Blog by Gary Lawrenson, Chair of the PLA

Merry Christmas and happy New Year I find myself blogging as we approach the end of one of the most difficult years we have all faced. Earlier this year, the PLA was preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style on HMS Belfast. Like so many other things, this event remains on hold. While we […]

23rd Dec 2020 Blogs Read more

Blog from Anna Mullins, Chair of the JPLA

As I write this blog from what used to simply be my spare bedroom (now having morphed into an attempt at full blown home office suite, complete with some nominal shelving and some token books for those zoom calls!), I reflect on the past year for the JPLA. The junior arm of the Property Litigation […]

24th Nov 2020 Blogs Read more