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Property Week’s coverage of PLA new academic members

Property Litigation Association  Property Week website 13 December 2018   PLA introduces nine academics to organisation By Mitchell Labiak  Thu 13 December 2018 The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has introduced academics into the organisation for the first time. Source: Shutterstock/Syda Productions Bryan Johnston, Chair of the Property Litigation Association, said: “Having strong ties to academia […]

13th Dec 2018 News Read more

PLA welcomes academic members for the first time

PLA press release 12 December 2018 PLA WELCOMES ACADEMIC MEMBERS FOR FIRST TIME Leading academics in property law have been welcomed as associate members of the Property Litigation Association for the first time in a bid to strengthen its ties with academia and better promote this area of the law as a career choice to […]

12th Dec 2018 News Read more

Midlands JPLA Networking Event – 21 November 2018

Last Wednesday night, members of the Midlands Junior PLA kept themselves busy by hosting a cocktail making masterclass in Birmingham for junior members (up to 10 years’ post-qualification experience). The event was well-attended by members from across the Midlands region – and great fun – as the photos below testify! Members of the junior committee were […]

26th Nov 2018 Blogs 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

JPLA in the North Launch Networking Event – 15 November 2018

We held our Launch Event for JPLA in the North last Thursday, kindly hosted by Squire Patton Boggs in their fancy new Spinningfields office. The evening was a great opportunity to meet other JPLA members in the North and it was lovely to have some newly qualified members join us. We enjoyed hearing about the […]

20th Nov 2018 Blogs Read more

Bryan Johnston elected new Chair of the PLA. Press release.

PLA press release 19 November 2019   BRYAN JOHNSTON BECOMES NEW PLA CHAIR Dentons partner Bryan Johnston is the new chair of the Property Litigation Association, having taken over from Shakespeare Martineau partner Martin Edwards. Bryan is the PLA’s 24th chairman since the organisation was established in 1995 to represent property litigators in the UK. […]

20th Nov 2018 News Read more

Blog From Outgoing Chair of the PLA – Martin Edwards

Apologies in advance if this sounds like the Queen’s Christmas broadcast but I have a lot of people to thank…. There is one word that summarises my tenure as Chair of our unique Association – “change.” These are exciting times for our members.  When I was elected in Autumn 2017 the Business and Property Courts […]

16th Nov 2018 Blogs 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