Publications: Consultations

 

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

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

In October 2017 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a package of measures intended to address the private rented sector. One proposed measure was the introduction of a specialist Housing Court with a view to a more efficient and timely process by which landlords could recover possession, and tenants could enforce […]

22nd Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA County Court Survey – 2018 update

In 2015 almost 90% of PLA members thought that the County Court Service was unfit for purpose. Less than 1% considered that the administration at the county court was good. Following that survey the Law Reform Committee has been in dialogue with courts and HMCTS in an effort to improve service. We are being told […]

8th Nov 2018 Consultations Read more

PLA applauds changes to the new Disclosure Pilot

Press Release Following extensive consultation, the Business and Property Courts will launch a new two-year pilot scheme on the disclosure of documents in January 2019, designed to streamline the process, introduce greater flexibility and reduce the cost and complexity of disclosure. The Property Litigation Association (PLA) was one of several organisations to provide input to […]

17th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments – consultation

To read the response from the PLA to the Govenment consultation on the law and powers to deal with unauthorised development and encampments click here. The PLA response was based on information provided by PLA members in the following firms:   Actons CMS – Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Eversheds Sutherland Higgs & Sons Hogan Lovells Howard Kennedy […]

14th Oct 2018 Consultations Read more