CVAs after the Debenhams Decision. Stephen Jourdan QC, Falcon Chambers

CVAs after the Debenhams decision A note by Stephen Jourdan QC for the Property Litigation Association 31 October 2019 Introduction In May 2019, the requisite majority of the creditors of Debenhams Retail Ltd voted in favour of a company voluntary arrangement (“CVA”) proposed pursuant to s.1 of the Insolvency Act 1986. As has become common, […]

6th Nov 2019 Publications Read more

JPLA Checklist – Common Pitfalls for Break Notices- September 2019

Break Clauses: Common Pitfalls Disclaimer: This checklist is intended to assist members of the PLA who are dealing with break notices by providing an overview of the steps that may be taken and common pitfalls that should be considered during the preparation and review of break notice clauses. Members dealing with these issues should also […]

12th Oct 2019 JPLA Checklists Read more

John Clargo (Hardwicke) – What’s the Matter? Be careful if it’s the Quantification of Beneficial Interest under a Trust

John Clargo considers differing approaches in two cases in which the FTT was asked to express its views on the quantified extent of a beneficial interest under a trust of land following a determination (following a reference from the registrar) that an applicant had successfully established an entitlement to a restriction based on a beneficial […]

29th Sep 2019 News Read more

Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in Civil Cases – Response to consultation from the Property Litigation Association

Following the voluntary Capped Costs Pilot which commenced in certain Business and Property Courts on 14 January 2019, earlier this year MOJ  launched a consultation in relation to extending the use of Fixed Recoverable Cases (FRC) in Civil Cases. This follows recommendations made in Sir Rupert Jackson’s Supplemental Report on FRCs in July 2017.  The consultation sought interested parties’ views […]

13th Sep 2019 Consultations Read more

Northern Training Day 2019

The papers presented at the Northern Training Day 2019 The Midland Hotel 13 June 2019 NEGOTIATING DAMAGES: When are they available and how are they calculated? Presented by John McGhee QC Maitland Chambers Where does EMI leave the law on assignments? Presented by Jonathan Seitler QC, Wilberforce Chambers FLEXIBLE WORKING SPACE: Things to think about […]

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“Perspectives”: Lucie Barnes discusses social housing and social mobility

The PLA Essay Competition always produces interesting views and perspectives from our membership. This year was no exception, with Lucie Barnes from Baines Wilson LLP writing an thought-provoking piece on social housing and social mobility. In the piece below, Lucie explains why she considers this to be such an important issue. Please note that the […]

25th Jun 2019 Blogs Read more

Second Northern Training Day – blog from PLA North Chair, Richard Cressall

The second Northern Training Day – this time in Manchester #NTD2 Our second Northern Training Day started with a bang in Manchester. This year in Manchester we had approximately 30% more attendees than last year’s sell out event in Leeds. As the Mancunian karaoke playlist died away, we began with a short introduction from our […]

19th Jun 2019 Blogs Read more