Publications: Blogs


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 […]

16th Jul 2018 Blogs Read more

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

Blog from Patrick Wetherall, South West and South Wales PLA Chair

I thought it would be helpful to take a few moments of your day to introduce myself, having recently taken over from Richard Bedford as South West & South Wales PLA Chair. I met with Richard and our other committee members in January. My first task has been to organise the Dilapidations panel evening, jointly […]

13th Mar 2018 Blogs Read more

Blog from Paul Barker, Resolutions from the Regions

Paul Barker, Chair PLA Regions Committee As we take leave of January, I’m sure that many of you will be celebrating having stuck to your New Year’s resolutions – perhaps having made good use of your gym memberships, eliminated sugar from your diet or managed to go without alcohol. There was frankly no realistic prospect […]

31st Jan 2018 Blogs Read more

Happy New Year from Georgina Redsell – Chair of the Junior PLA

January can be a dark time – both literally and metaphorically. It is a time for trying to curb that sugar habit that you acquired over Christmas and fighting your way through the newcomers to make it to the squat rack at the gym. However, it is also a time for reflecting on the past year […]

18th Jan 2018 Blogs Read more

Blog from Gary Lawrenson, Privacy Policy and Lexology

Gary Lawrenson, Chair PLA Website & Marketing Committee Happy New Year, all. If the proverb that “a good beginning makes a good end” is correct, then it bodes well for a productive year for your Website & Marketing Committee (WMC). I am delighted to kick-off 2018 by welcoming a new sub-committee member, Tim Reid (Hogan Lovells), […]

12th Jan 2018 Blogs Read more