Richard Cressall Appointed Northern Chair of Property Litigation Association

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The Property Litigation Association (PLA) has appointed Richard Cressall as chair of its northern region as it looks to increase its activity in the area.

The PLA is a national association of property law experts and aims to contribute to property law reform. The organisation provides education and training to members on current legislation, changes in the law and is also a lobbying voice in proposing suitable changes to the law or providing critique on proposed reform.

Martin Edwards, national chair of the PLA, said: “Our northern region is one of the largest and busiest in our association. We are very pleased to see Richard taking up this appointment and the support which his committee will provide to all our members across the region.”

The PLA North is planning to launch a property litigation training day in the summer to promote the work of the organisation.

Richard joined Leeds and Bradford-based law firm Gordons in 2015 and leads the expanding property litigation team at the firm, where he represents a variety of national retailers. His experience includes many aspects of property disputes, with a specific focus on retail, industrial and investment sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “Property litigation is a technical and specialist area of the law and the work of the PLA is essential to the practice and development of lawyers with this specialism. I have seen first-hand the important work the PLA is involved in; I first attended PLA events whilst I was practising in London and I have continued to support the PLA very actively over the last seven years here in the north.

“The new flagship training coming up this summer should help us to emulate the profile that the PLA has achieved in London and the south-east.

“I am really looking forward to leading the association in the North of England and increasing the profile of the PLA in our region.”

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