Who we areThe Property Bar Association is the professional body for Barristers in England & Wales who are able to certify in writing that not less than half of the matters that they deal with concern property or property-related work.
Our history and status
At present we have around 300 members.
What we do
The PBA offers a programme of educational lectures and seminars for established practitioners throughout the legal year.
We also have a regular training series aimed specifically at young practitioners (pupils and newly qualified barristers).
Our flagship event is our annual mini-conference and reception, held in November. The conference typically comprises:
A keynote lecture, often given by a senior member of the judiciary.
A final lecture, again presented by a leading figure.
The PBA enjoys good working relations with other associated professional bodies, in particular the Property Litigation Association (with whom we jointly stage events) and the Chancery Bar Association.
Recognised as one of the Specialist Bar Associations, the PBA has a voice on the Bar Council and is represented at frequent Bar Council meetings with the object of promoting and defending the interests of our members.
In addition to our educational activities, we acknowledge that social interaction between fellow professionals involved and interested in property law is great fun and ought to be facilitated. To this end we stage an annual summer garden party and also put on a black-tie dinner every December, to which events all members are most warmly invited.
And finally... CPD (yes it all counts)
The PBA is accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development in relation to both the Established Practitioners' Programme and the New Practitioners' Programme.
So you can come to our events and collect those all-important points!
And remember: most events are free to members; therefore (if you haven't already) do join us.