Counsel on the Couch Live – A briefing on the COVID rent cases – webinar recording

Watch the webinar using passcode: 1dZbc%*# Over 300 PLA members joined the special live webinar to discuss the two much anticipated High Court decisions reported in recent days of Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd v Cine-UK Ltd and Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Ltd, the first decisions of the pandemic dealing with commercial […]

7th May 2021 Conference Papers Read more

Boundary Determination: Panacea or Painful Experience? – webinar recording

A 30 minute webinar followed by questions by Simon Williams from Radcliffe Chambers titled “Boundary Determination: Panacea or Painful Experience?” A look at some of the pros and cons of applying for a determined boundary under section 60 of the Land Registration Act 2002 and alternative methods of resolving boundary disputes. Simon has also recently […]

29th Apr 2021 Conference Papers Read more

Winner announced for the Alan Langleben Memorial blog competition 2021

Persistence paid off for PLA member Lucie Barnes who has won this year’s Alan Langleben Memorial Blog Competition with her lively entry on the Telecoms Code. Lucie, a senior associate at Brodies in Glasgow, came second two years ago. This year’s event replaced the 1,500-word essay format with a 500-word blog, more in keeping with […]

27th Apr 2021 News Read more

Law Reform Committee surveys – your views matter

Dear Members The Law Reform Committee will be conducting a series of surveys in the next few months.  Whilst most of these will be in relation to the Law Commission’s 14th Program the first one is in response to the Government Consultation – Commercial Rents and Covid-1 Call for Evidence.  The deadline for responses is […]

9th Apr 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

Counsel on the Couch Episode 2: Joanne Wicks QC of Wilberforce Chambers

Introducing the latest in our series of video interviews: Joanne Wicks QC (Wilberforce Chambers) chats with Verity Bonney (The Property Litigation Association and Ashurst) about the Supreme Court’s decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent, a case in which the court confirmed that a landlords’ decision-making process can be seriously affected by mutually enforceable covenants […]

9th Apr 2021 Counsel on the Couch Read more

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group Meeting on 18 March 2021

Current work of Tribunal Work fluctuates due to “volume” compulsory purchase compensation claims Pandemic has reduced work in a number of areas – FTT appeals (down 30-35%). Rating appeals (down 80%). Other claims (compensation, telecoms) (down 20%) (but telecoms claims are increasing) This is driven in large part by the fact that the first tier […]

31st Mar 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

CMA issues letters to two housing developers in relation to possible breaches of consumer protection law in the sale of leasehold houses

The Competition and Markets Authority has issued letters to two housing developers in relation to possible breaches of consumer protection law in the sale of leasehold houses. The letters outline the CMA’s specific concerns about the potential unfairness of terms that double the ground rent every 10 or 15 years. The CMA is seeking undertakings […]

25th Mar 2021 Law Reform Committee Read more

Not So Academic: In an Association first, the JPLA host a lively discussion on the future of possession proceedings with academic member, Dr Lisa Whitehouse, and DDJ Andrew Skelly

With all the changes impacting residential possession proceedings over the last year it has become a hot topic with everyone reaching for their crystal balls to see what the new “normal” will look like as the stay cannot be extended indefinitely! With that in mind, last Thursday saw the JPLA invite one of the Association’s […]

23rd Mar 2021 Blogs Read more