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Property development in a time of change: a joint PBA/PLA panel discussion

This is a hybrid event.

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022

Venue: Ashworth Centre, Lincoln's Inn and Zoom

Registration for those attending in person: 5pm

Event times: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (followed by a reception for those attending in person)

Cost: FREE

Online registration for the event this evening is now closed.  If you wish to attend either in person or by Zoom, please email

The PBA and PLA join forces to discuss the legal issues currently arising in the world of property development and what might be in the pipeline for property litigation.  In what has become an annual event, this year’s illustrious panel will take stock after two years’ of considerable change and debate what may be yet to come.

Chaired by Mathew Ditchburn, Chair of the PLA, the panellists will comprise a well-known and soon-to-be property silk and two leading property litigation solicitors:

Mathew Ditchburn of Hogan Lovells

Mathew is head of the real estate disputes team at Hogan Lovells, having been a partner of the firm since 2011.  He is the current Chair of the PLA, Vice-Chair of the British Property Federation’s Insolvency Committee and a former Chair of the Joint Insolvency Committee.

Caroline Shea QC of Falcon Chambers

Caroline is a leading property silk, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  She took silk in 2016 and was appointed as a deputy High Court Judge, assigned to the Chancery Division, in 2021.

Dellah Gilbert of Maples Teasdale

Dellah is the Head of Property Litigation at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience in a wide variety of property-related contentious commercial property issues including multi-million pound development disputes and rights of light issues.

Toby Watkin of Landmark Chambers

Toby is a specialist property barrister, accredited mediator and qualified arbitrator (MCIArb and AHKIArb).  He was recommended for appointment as QC in the 2021 QC Competition.

Nick Lloyd of CMS

Nick is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at CMS.  His practice is all aspects of contentious property but with a particular emphasis on development work, including devising and running complex vacant possession strategies and advising developer clients on legal site constraints focusing on rights of light.

The event will be hybrid event, with members welcome to attend in person or remotely via Zoom, as they prefer.  The panel event will be followed by a drinks reception for those who attend in person.

All members of the PBA and PLA are welcome to attend this free event.


PBA members, please register via the link below and specify whether you would like to attend in-person or via  Zoom.

Online registration for the event this evening is now closed.  If you wish to attend either in person or by Zoom, please email

Those who attend in-person are encouraged to take a lateral flow test before they attend.




  • Registration: 05:00 PM
  • Panel discussion: 05:30 PM
  • Reception: 07:00 PM


03 March 2022


Ashworth Centre or Zoom

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