Publications: Blogs

 

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

“Perspectives”: Joanne Wicks QC and Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC give their view on the impact of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd

“To what extent is the decision in S Franses Ltd -v-The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd a game changer?” Following the thought provoking seminar which they gave back in February, the two leading advocates, Joanne Wicks QC and Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC, consider how the Supreme Court’s decision has altered the landscape for landlords and practitioners seeking to rely […]

8th Apr 2019 Blogs Read more

Blog by Bryan Johnston, Chair of the PLA

  Reflecting on our recent Annual Conference, I, like many of you, were impressed by the line up of speakers and the quality of the seminars they delivered. Indeed, in some respects it is a shame that the pressures of our professional lives are such that Conference cannot be a longer affair.  All of the […]

1st Apr 2019 Blogs Read more

The PLA Annual Conference: blog by Rebecca Campbell

The countdown is almost over and we are only a matter of days away from the hottest date in the property litigation calendar. The Education & Training Committee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to this year’s PLA Annual Conference at Keble College Oxford on 21 and 22 March. We only have a small number […]

12th Mar 2019 Blogs Read more

“Perspectives”: “Reforming the Law: the importance of consultation” by Professor Nick Hopkins

As part of our on-going “Perspectives” series of blogs from those involved in Property Litigation outside private practice, Professor Nick Hopkins, the Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law,  gives his thoughts on the importance of consultation process to law reform. Reforming the Law: the importance of consultation Consultation lies at the very heart of […]

4th Mar 2019 Blogs Read more