Publications: Blogs


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 […]

20th Nov 2018 Blogs Read more

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 […]

16th Nov 2018 Blogs Read more

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? […]

1st Nov 2018 Blogs Read more

Education, Education, Education : Update from the E&T Committee

The Education & Training Committee are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the Autumn Training Day at the Royal Society of Medicine on 8 November 2018.  We’re rapidly nearing capacity for the event, so if you have yet to make your booking, please do so now.  Please click the link below for details of the […]

15th Oct 2018 Blogs Read more

The Northern Training Day: Richard Cressall shares his thoughts

As you may know, we had our our very first PLA Northern Training Day back in June.  This took place in central Leeds and was attended by over 70 delegates. It seemed that an afternoon format (followed by drinks) worked quite well and certainly the promise of liquid refreshment seemed persuasive with the judges. We […]

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Blog from Ben Barrison, Chair of the Education and Training Committee

A big thank you from the Education & Training Committee to all our delegates, speakers and guests who attended the recent conference in Oxford.  We are currently awaiting the formal survey feedback but, based on the informal messages we’ve had, it seems the event has again been well-received.  If you haven’t yet filled in the online […]

19th Apr 2018 Blogs Read more

Blog from the JPLA, New checklists for junior members

New Checklists for JPLA members We are fast approaching that time of year when newly qualified vacancies are released and we are looking forward to welcoming new junior members to the Association. With that in mind the JPLA Committee have given some thought to how we can best help our junior members in their roles […]

28th Mar 2018 Blogs Read more

Blog from Mathew Ditchburn, Chair of the Law Reform Committee

Mathew Ditchburn, Chair of the Law Reform Committee This is my first blog as chair of LRC. I joined the committee in 2011.  Back then, all the talk was about “hot tubbing” and whether the Dilapidations Protocol would ever be adopted into the Civil Procedure Rules.  Fast forward seven years and I find myself taking […]

21st Mar 2018 Blogs Read more