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

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

2017 PLA Conference – Blog from the Education and Training Committee

PLA Conference – Blog from the Education & Training Committee We are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the PLA’s Annual Conference on 23 and 24 March 2017 at Keble College, Oxford.  Once again, the Conference has nearly sold out and a full list of delegates attending can be found here. The line-up of speakers […]

9th Mar 2017 Blogs Read more

Newbigin v Monk

On 1 March 2017, the Supreme Court decided that property owners seeking to carry out refurbishments can claim business rates relief. The Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeal decision in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk and reinstated the previously well-worn principle that premises should be valued for the purposes of […]

2nd Mar 2017 Recent Property Cases Read more