How to get advice
PLP regret that we are unable to respond directly to members of the public on their case-specific queries.
However, there are many ways in which we may still be able to help:
We have produced advice sheets and guides on common public law issues. These are available in the resources section of our website.
- From Monday 8 April 2013, the Public Law Project will be running a telephone advice line on civil legal aid. The line is aimed at advisers with queries about the civil legal aid regime under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which comes into force on 1 April 2013. The advice line will cover all legal aid issues arising under LASPOA, including exceptional funding, scope, means and the Telephone Gateway.
The line will go live on Monday 8 April and will be open from 10am - 11am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The telephone number is 0808 165 0170 and is free for callers.
We may be able to take on individual cases that are referred to us by other lawyers, advisors, MPs or voluntary groups. Please see the voluntary sector and community groups page for further details.
If we are unable to help, we may be able to signpost you to other lawyers who can. We keep a list of national coverage advice organisations, with short descriptions of the areas they give advice on, here.
Please note that all our publications, advice and case work cover the law in England and Wales only. The leaflets on this site are for information only. You should not construe information on this site as being directly applicable to your own case. You should always seek advice on your specific circumstances from a lawyer who specialises in public law.
"The basis of judicial review rests in the free-standing principle that every action of a public body must be justified by law…” –
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