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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

PLA Northern Training Day 2024

26 September 2024, 12.30pm - 7.30pm
PLA Northern Training Day 2024

Venue

The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Timings

26 September 2024, 12.30pm - 7.30pm

Overview

The Northern Training Day this year is back at The Midland Hotel, Manchester and is in person only.

The Northern Committee has produced an excellent programme presented by top names from the judiciary and the property Bar. 

Registration will be at 12.30pm for a 1pm prompt start. Presentations will end at 5.45pm and be followed by networking drinks until 7pm.

At the end of the presentations, there will be drinks and canapés, and it is hoped that members will see this as an excellent opportunity to meet up with your fellow property litigators across the Region.

Booking

Open to all PLA members, trainees and paralegals. Tickets cost £70 + VAT per person.

To book, select the tickets you require and click ‘add’. This will add the tickets to your basket at the top of the screen. Click on the basket to add delegate details and to ‘checkout’.

Sign up for a place at the talk here: https://www.pla.org.uk/events/pla-northern-training-day-2024.

Programme

1.45pm – 2.25pm: Gary Blaker KC will be speaking on the topic of ‘Boundaries, easements and parking rights – a Yorkshire case study.’

Please see the full programme here.

Speakers

Gary Blaker KC
Call: 1993 | KC: 2015

Gary practises in all aspects of property law, property damage, professional negligence and commercial chancery litigation.

In addition to landlord and tenant and real property cases, Gary is experienced in property damage, professional negligence and civil fraud claims.

In recent years Gary appeared successfully in P&P/Dreamvar, the landmark Court of Appeal case on property identity fraud, Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Limited, a Court of Appeal case about unjust enrichment and the law of forfeiture. He has also appeared in Chancery appeals in Devere v LB Hounslow concerning the unlawful mooring of houseboats in Brentford and in Jafari v Tareem Limited a case about noise nuisance and which was listed by Property Week as one of their top 10 property cases of 2020.

Gary’s versatility often leads him to work outside mainstream property law. Recent instructions have included, advising on the strategic reorganisation of housing stock for local authorities, a £10 million personal injury claim concerning defective premises and a multi- million pound planning related professional negligence claim. In recent years he has also developed a practice in property damage cases, particularly those caused by fires and floods.

Gary regularly receives praise for his approachability, the fact that he is an adept team leader, the dedication he brings to his cases and the commercial, practical advice he provides.

Gary is a Bencher of Middle Temple, where he is the Vice Chair of the Estates Committee.

Gary is currently the Chair of the Chancery Bar Association’s Wellbeing and Social Responsibility Committee and is Vice Chair of the Bar Council’s Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee.

In October 2020 Gary was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court sitting on the South Eastern Circuit.

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