Publications: Consultations


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

Chancery Modernisation Review – PLA response

The Property Litigation Association (“PLA”) represents 1,200 members. Members spend at least 50% of their time working on Property Litigation matters. Mr Justice Briggs’ communication with the PLA was circulated to all PLA Members and their comments were sought. This response collates Members’ written responses, discussions of Committee Members between themselves and with other Members […]

29th Apr 2013 Consultations Read more

Law Commission consultation on Rights to Light – PLA response

This optional response form is provided for consultees’ convenience in responding to our Consultation Paper on Rights to Light. You can download the Consultation Paper free of charge from our website at: (see A-Z of projects > Rights to Light). The response form includes the text of the questions and provisional proposals in the […]

1st Apr 2013 Consultations Read more