Publications: Consultations

 

Consultation: Amalgamation of Scottish Lands Tribunal and Land Court

The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of the Land Court and Lands Tribunal and in particular the proposed amalgamation thereof and on four administrative issues related to those bodies. The consultation can be found here- https://www.gov.scot/publications/consultation-future-land-court-lands-tribunal/ The closing date is 19th October 2020; we would encourage all of the PLA’s Scottish members to […]

7th Sep 2020 Consultations Read more

Consultation on powers to tackle unauthorised encampments? URGENT RESPONSES REQUIRED

In 2018 the Ministry of Communities and Local Government conducted a consultation to establish the effectiveness of the powers of the police and local authorities in relation to unauthorised developments and encampments. The response to that consultation signalled clear calls for the Government to improve enforcement against unauthorised encampments. In response, the Government announced that […]

14th Feb 2020 Consultations Read more

Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases – Response to consultation from the Property Litigation Association

Following the voluntary Capped Costs Pilot which commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019, earlier this year MOJ  launched a consultation in relation to extending the use of Fixed Recoverable Cases (FRC) in Civil Cases. This follows recommendations made in Sir Rupert Jackson’s Supplemental Report on FRCs in July 2017.  The consultation sought interested parties’ views […]

13th Sep 2019 Consultations Read more

EG Podcast: PLA response on leasehold reform

Two members of the Property Litigation Association’s law reform committee – Thekla Fellas, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, and Emily Wood, partner at DMH Stallard, outline the PLA’s comprehensive responses to the Law Commission’s leasehold reform project. Fellas and Wood discuss each of the three consultations that comprise the project: leasehold enfranchisement; the right to manage; […]

16th Jun 2019 Consultations Read more

PLA Law Reform Committee – Request for members feedback: Consultation on Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases

Following the voluntary Capped Costs Pilot which commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019, MOJ has launched a consultation in relation to extending the use of Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) in Civil Cases. This follows recommendations made in Sir Rupert Jackson’s Supplemental Report on FRCs in July 2017. The consultation is […]

17th May 2019 Consultations Read more

EG article: Property litigators give their verdict

PROPERTY LAW REFORM NEEDED TO BOOST ‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ The Property Litigation Association has canvassed its members on major areas of property law to ascertain whether they are still fit for purpose and to help prioritise those ripe for reform. In this article for Estates Gazette, Mathew Ditchburn, Chair, PLA Law Reform Committee, discusses the results […]

11th Mar 2019 Consultations Read more

Law Commission consultation events: Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership – new event and update to Cardiff event

Law Commission consultation events relating to: Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership There will be a Law Commission consultation event in Newcastle on Monday 4 March, to be held at Northumbria University. The date for the consultation event in Cardiff has had to be moved. This will now be held one week later than […]

13th Feb 2019 Consultations Read more