Public Law Strategic Support
The Public Law Project was awarded a grant by the CLS for an innovative project to assist advisers in resolving systemic local problems. The project ran for three years from April 2008 – March 2011.
Targeting systemic problems
This project involved tackling localised systemic illegality or maladministration on the part of public authorities affecting disadvantaged groups using an informed, strategic approach, focusing on a particular problem in a specific area.
We targeted systemic problems anticipated as being resolvable within three to four months (or that would lead to a test case being identified within the same timescale). We worked with frontline advice agencies and / or community organisations to identify suitable issues to be taken on.
Although this project is now finished, we will be publishing A Guide to Strategic Litigation as a result of the work. This will be published on this website in December 2012.