Publications: Blogs


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

Blog from Martin Edwards, New Year, New Changes, New Challenges

As we start 2018 I can’t help thinking that there’s never been a better time to be a property litigator. Whether it’s the continuing state of flux with our Court and Tribunal System (and the consequential procedural changes), or statutory reform such as the new Telecommunications Code, or the sheer volume of key property cases […]

4th Jan 2018 Blogs Read more

9 Nov 2017. Blog from the outgoing Chair of the PLA – Alison Hardy

As I hand over to Martin Edwards and the new Executive Committee at this evening’s AGM, I am delighted to say that the PLA continues to go from strength to strength.  It has been an honour to be Chair of this fantastic Association, full of bright, charming and entertaining individuals, and to work closely with […]

8th Nov 2017 Blogs Read more

Blog from the Chair of the Website & Marketing Committee – new website

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often“ Winston Churchill’s words could be adopted as the motto of the PLA’s Website & Marketing Committee (WMC). Sarah Debenham (nee Beck), Charlotte Ross, Paul Barker, Mark Reading, Lara Nayman, Alison Hardy, Mary Block and I have collectively spent the last 18 months or […]

23rd Aug 2017 Blogs Read more

Blog from the Chair – revising the Association’s Articles

Your PLA executive committee and subcommittees have been working hard to revise the articles of the Association. Why, you might ask? Well, the reasons are: The Association has grown hugely – both in the number of members and the extent of national coverage. There are now new regions and more JPLA and other events happening […]

7th Aug 2017 Blogs Read more