Published On: 18th June 2024

PILC’s Gentrification Project supports the burgeoning London Retail Anti-Gentrification Coalition (LRAGC) and helps organise legal workshop by Landmark Chambers to explain market traders’ rights when faced with regeneration plans.

Market traders are often at the sharp-end of gentrification.  The commercial legal advice which traders need is expensive and hard to come by.  Although PILC don’t practise in this area, we thought about how else we could help.  

Through our relationship with the LRAGC and Landmark Chambers, we helped run a training for traders which covered a variety of topics including information on consultation, commercial leases and negotiation.  

This training is now available to watch below.

WATCH |  Lawful consultation and types of leases, occupation and licences with Landmark Chambers’ Alex Shattock.

WATCH | Explaining the protections offered under the Landlord and Tenancy Act 1954, termination of leases, and renegotiation of leases with Landmark Chambers’ Harley Ronan 

LISTEN | Lively Q+A session.

We would like to thank Alex, Harley and of course the LRACG. 


For a number of years we have been active in supporting local residents and grassroots campaigns in challenging injustice stemming from gentrification.

We aim to support local residents and campaigns to shift the power away from privatisation, infill and demolition. As community lawyers, we seek to be on the ground with campaigners, offering legal services as one tool or tactic amongst others in a campaign.

You can read more about the Gentrification Project and how to contact us here.