Welcome to the JPLA

The Junior PLA (JPLA) was created to help our members of up to 10 years' PQE develop their technical expertise as well as their own network of property professionals. All JPLA networking events and training materials are specifically designed for legal professionals at earlier stages of their career.

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Training and networking events 

JPLA events are primarily aimed at bringing together junior members to engage in legal and practical training via seminars and workshops, as well as encouraging cohesion amongst the three main professional organisations: the PLA, the PBA (Property Bar Association) and RICS Matrics, offering the opportunity to network with diverse professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. 

As part of these events, held nationwide, we encourage discussions on key issues affecting everyday practice across all three disciplines.

Upcoming JPLA events are announced on the PLA Events page and by email. JPLA membership is automatic for PLA members of less than 10 years’ PQE – there is no need to apply separately.

If you would like to get involved with the activities of the JPLA, please contact the JPLA Chair (on JPLA matters only please).

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Junior PLA Committee

Email the JPLA Committee

Rachael Studman, Chair, Junior PLA Committee

07818 523029

Perry Swanson, Vice Chair, Junior PLA Committee

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
020 3400 2266

Sophie Airth, Chair, JPLA Scotland

Brodies LLP

Sejal Johar, Chair, JPLA Midlands

Fieldfisher, London
0330 460 6897


Rachel Lindberg, Chair, JPLA North

Eversheds Sutherland
0113 200 4093

Emily Geens, Chair, JPLA South West & South Wales

Burges Salmon LLP
01173076878 / 07980993179

Chris Brand, Chair, JPLA East Anglia

Mills & Reeve LLP
01603 693346

JPLA Checklists

The JPLA Committee has prepared some checklists for use by our junior members.