“Perspectives”: Joanne Wicks QC and Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC give their view on the impact of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd

“To what extent is the decision in S Franses Ltd -v-The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd a game changer?” Following the thought provoking seminar which they gave back in February, the two leading advocates, Joanne Wicks QC and Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC, consider how the Supreme Court’s decision has altered the landscape for landlords and practitioners seeking to rely […]

8th Apr 2019 Blogs Read more

Blog by Bryan Johnston, Chair of the PLA

  Reflecting on our recent Annual Conference, I, like many of you, were impressed by the line up of speakers and the quality of the seminars they delivered. Indeed, in some respects it is a shame that the pressures of our professional lives are such that Conference cannot be a longer affair.  All of the […]

1st Apr 2019 Blogs Read more

Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition winner announced

PLA member Philip Shepherd has won first prize in the Alan Langleben Memorial Essay Competition with his entry on the assured tenancy regime relating to long leaseholds and, in addition to winning £1,000 cash, had his essay published in the Estates Gazette. The question posed for the essay was “What is the most unjust and/or unfair […]

28th Mar 2019 News Read more

PLA Survey – Unopposed Business Lease Renewals Pilot in First Tier Tribunal

Unopposed lease renewals under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issued in Central London County Court are now being transferred automatically to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“FTT”) under a mandatory pilot scheme which started on 1 January 2018. Under the scheme, parties must adhere to a compressed 20 week timetable, save […]

21st Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

CLCC Professional Court User Surgery- 20 March 2019

Central London County Court are offering appointments for a Professional Court User Surgery on Wednesday 20 March 2019 where you can go along with details of a particular case and have your issues resolved.  This is an opportunity to meet with senior members of the administration team. You can book by emailing and providing details […]

13th Mar 2019 Law Reform Committee Read more

The PLA Annual Conference: blog by Rebecca Campbell

The countdown is almost over and we are only a matter of days away from the hottest date in the property litigation calendar. The Education & Training Committee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to this year’s PLA Annual Conference at Keble College Oxford on 21 and 22 March. We only have a small number […]

12th Mar 2019 Blogs Read more

JAC Panel Event: is a judicial career for you?

Judicial Appointments Commissioner Brie Stevens-Hoare chaired a lively, engaging and insightful panel discussion concerning appointments to the judiciary. The JAC is keen to de-mystify the appointments process and to encourage solicitors (and PLA members) to apply to the judiciary, or at least better understand routes into the judiciary if of more longer term interest. The […]

11th Mar 2019 News Read more

EG article: Property litigators give their verdict

PROPERTY LAW REFORM NEEDED TO BOOST ‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ The Property Litigation Association has canvassed its members on major areas of property law to ascertain whether they are still fit for purpose and to help prioritise those ripe for reform. In this article for Estates Gazette, Mathew Ditchburn, Chair, PLA Law Reform Committee, discusses the results […]

11th Mar 2019 Consultations Read more