Publications: Consultations


PLA – Court Users Report – November 2015

Click on the link to download the report. PLA Court Users Report – FINAL – Nov 2015 Increased jurisdiction, increased fees, cutbacks and closures.  The report, commissioned by the PLA and based on feedback from PLA members on the state of the county courts, highlights declining service standards in an increasingly difficult operating environment.  The […]

8th Dec 2015 Consultations Read more

Lord Justice Briggs Interim Report on Civil Courts Structure Review

Introduction The Civil Courts Structure Review was commissioned by the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls in July 2015. Its Terms of Reference are as follows: To carry out a review of the structure by which the Civil Courts (namely the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal) provide the State’s service for the resolution of civil disputes in England […]

1st Dec 2015 Consultations Read more

Provision of Court & Tribunal Estate in England & Wales – PLA response

Do you agree with the proposals? What overall comments would you like to make on the proposals? The PLA is not averse to change. We fully understand the financial reasons which have  given rise to the  proposal. However, what  is of concern is to ensure that, if the  proposal is put into effect, the service that the courts provide is […]

1st Oct 2015 Consultations Read more

Court & Tribunal Fees Consultation – PLA response

Do you agree with the proposal to raise the maximum fee for starting proceedings for the recovery of money from £10,000? No, the PLA strongly disagrees. As has been made clear in previous consultation responses, the PLA does not necessarily in principle object to enhanced fees, provided that: the fees are “back loaded” not “front […]

2nd Aug 2015 Consultations Read more

The shorter and earlier trial procedures initiative – PLA response

Completed on behalf of the Property Litigation Association (PLA). The Property Litigation Association (PLA) responds to the consultation on the Shorter and Earlier Trial Procedures Initiative as set out below in our comments in red on the draft Practice Direction. PLA members specialise in all aspects of property litigation including commercial, residential and agricultural property […]

1st May 2015 Consultations Read more

Reforming the Electronic Communications Code – PLA response

The definition of land and ownership of property Q.1: What is your understanding of the meaning of “land” in the existing Code? The land, buildings and fixtures in the ownership of the landowner or occupier over the part or whole of which the operator is being conferred rights. Q.2: Assuming there was no definition of […]

1st Apr 2015 Consultations Read more

MoJ Consultation – Proposals for further reforms to Court Fees – PLA response

Completed on behalf of the Property Litigation Association (PLA). Applications for the recovery of land. Proceedings for the recovery of land are generally brought in two sets of circumstances: by mortgage lenders, where the borrower has fallen into arrears on their mortgage payments; and by landlords, whose tenants have fallen into arrears. They also cover […]

1st Feb 2015 Consultations Read more

Costs Budgeting & Costs Management – PLA response

Current Blanket Exception In The Admiralty & Commercial Courts As our members do not routinely have cases before these courts we do not consider it appropriate to comment upon whether the blanket exception to costs budgeting and costs management in such cases may be unnecessary. The Current Value Based Exceptions We favour the retention of […]

19th Jul 2013 Consultations Read more