Blog from the Chair – revising the Association’s Articles

BLOG FROM THE CHAIR 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 […]

7th Aug 2017 Blogs Read more

Williams & Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

Japanese Knotweed (“JKW”) was introduced to the UK in the mid-19th Century as it was popular with landscapers because of its ability to grow quickly and form dense screens. But it was soon realised it was a pernicious weed that out-competed other flora – yet it was still sold at garden nurseries until the 1930s. […]

9th Jun 2017 Recent Property Cases Read more

The Business & Property Courts of England & Wales

The Judicial Executive Board has approved plans for a number of the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court of England & Wales to be known collectively as “The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales”. The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, and the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian […]

26th May 2017 News Read more

The Dilapidations Protocol

On 1 January 2012 the Dilapidations Protocol was adopted as a formal pre-action protocol under the Civil Procedure Rules. The History The Dilapidations Protocol, a pre-action protocol by the Property Litigation Association, relating to dilapidations claims for damages against tenants at the termination of a tenancy, was first published in 2002, with the aim of […]

26th Apr 2017 Directions / Protocols Read more

Business Rates Appeals – Govt. response

BUSINESS RATES APPEALS Check Challenge Appeal: Reforming business rates appeals – consultation on statutory implementation. Summary of consultation responses and Government response [March 2017] To read the original PLA response [October 2016] to the consultation click here. To read a letter, dated 27 March 2017, from the PLA to the House of Commons Joint Committee for […]

31st Mar 2017 Consultations Read more

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 […]

31st Mar 2017 Blogs Read more

The top 10 underused rules for property litigators

At the Property Litigation Association’s recent annual conference, Jonathan Seitler QC opened up his bag of tricks and shared with a delighted audience his favourite little-used – but hugely useful – provisions, rules and authorities that can be relied on to good effect at trial. Counting down to his number one, these are Seitler’s top […]

29th Mar 2017 Speakers Corner Read more