Publications: Blogs


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 […]

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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 […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Post-conference Blog from the Chair, Alison Hardy

Blog from the PLA Chair, Alison Hardy March 2017 The 2017 Annual PLA conference and dinner was a resounding success and my thanks and congratulations go to your Education & Trainee Committee (Ben Barrison, Kate Andrews, Rebecca Biggin, Richard Flenley, Scott Goldstein, Benjamin Hatton, Jonathan Hibberts, Simone Ketchell, Nick Lloyd, Lara Nyman and Rob Shaw) for […]

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2017 PLA Conference – Blog from the Education and Training Committee

PLA Conference – Blog from the Education & Training Committee We are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the PLA’s Annual Conference on 23 and 24 March 2017 at Keble College, Oxford.  Once again, the Conference has nearly sold out and a full list of delegates attending can be found here. The line-up of speakers […]

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