Publications: Blogs

 

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

A blog from the Chair of the PLA: Kerry Glanville

Although we have had to make many changes to the PLA calendar over recent months, the various committees of the PLA have continued to work hard on your behalf. Our Law Reform Committee, in association with their PBA counterparts, were impressively quick of the mark in persuading the Master of the Rolls to rewrite Practice Direction 51Z which would […]

6th Aug 2020 Blogs Read more

Blog by Gary Lawrenson, Vice Chair of the PLA

As our Chair, Kerry Glanville, is taking a well-earned break this week, it falls upon me to reach out with a short blog during these exceptional circumstances. I hope you, your household and families across the country and globe are well and adapting aplomb to the new “norm”. We are indeed living in ‘interesting’ times. Property […]

15th Apr 2020 Blogs Read more

Blog by Gary Lawrenson, the outgoing Chair of the Website & Marketing Committee

Mark Twain said:  “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure“.  This neatly sums up how I felt on my first day as Wesbite & Marketing Committee (“WMC“) Chair in November 2016 when I was charged with the task of (amongst other things) continuing the inimitable Alison Hardy’s excellent […]

18th Nov 2019 Blogs Read more

“Perspectives”: Lucie Barnes discusses social housing and social mobility

The PLA Essay Competition always produces interesting views and perspectives from our membership. This year was no exception, with Lucie Barnes from Baines Wilson LLP writing an thought-provoking piece on social housing and social mobility. In the piece below, Lucie explains why she considers this to be such an important issue. Please note that the […]

25th Jun 2019 Blogs Read more

Second Northern Training Day – blog from PLA North Chair, Richard Cressall

The second Northern Training Day – this time in Manchester #NTD2 Our second Northern Training Day started with a bang in Manchester. This year in Manchester we had approximately 30% more attendees than last year’s sell out event in Leeds. As the Mancunian karaoke playlist died away, we began with a short introduction from our […]

19th Jun 2019 Blogs Read more

“Perspectives”: A blog from the President of the PLA: Liz Peace CBE

I have to confess that a few years ago when I received a very formal (almost legal) letter asking if I might be interested in becoming President of the Property Litigation Association I thought it was a mistake. After all I am not a lawyer of any description (though my first assignment in the Ministry […]

9th May 2019 Blogs Read more