Changes to legal aid rules in SEND Appeals following legal challenge

Changes that will increase legal aid availability came into force last week, following a challenge brought by PLP.

Administrative Court new guidance

UPDATED: 07/04/2020 We are publishing this guidance to assist users of the administrative court. The guidance has been circulated to the Administrative Court Users’ Group but has not yet been published online by the Administrative Court. The guidance has been updated through April 6th. Read the guidance here.


The new Immigration Bill is set to give EU citizens and family members the right to appeal decisions made through the EU Settlement Scheme, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Prior the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s position was that the right to appeal would be contained in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill


The Public Law Project is intervening in today’s Supreme Court challenge to the Prime Minister’s advice to prorogue Parliament. Permission to intervene was granted yesterday afternoon. Our submissions argue that the advice of the Prime Minister was unlawful because he did not consider the impact on Parliament’s ability to scrutinise the secondary legislation required for

Home Office’s Removal Notice Windows Policy Suspended

Home Office’s Removal Notice Windows Policy Suspended “The consequences can be devastating, involving lengthy or permanent separation of families and people being sent to countries where their lives are at risk. “ PLP is representing the charity Medical Justice in its judicial review of the Home Office’s Removal Notice Windows (‘RNW’) policy. At an interim

PLP launches its latest project in response to Brexit: The SIFT Project

Today, PLP launches one of its key projects in light of Brexit; the SIFT Project.  SIFT stands for Statutory Instruments: Filtering and Tracking and the goal of the SIFT Project is to scrutinise the Statutory Instruments created to facilitate Brexit to check they conform to public law standards and do not undermine fundamental rights. There

JCWI challenge to Brexit-related changes to the Immigration Rules

PLP are representing the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)  – a small charity who promote migrants’ rights in the UK.  With our help, JCWI have issued a claim challenging Brexit-related changes to the Immigration Rules. The claim focuses on the inconsistencies between who the Government said would be excluded from the UK

PLP meeting UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is visiting the UK between 5 and 16 November 2018. Following on from PLP’s written submissions, published in advance of his visit, we will be attending a roundtable with him on 12 November to discuss access to justice and problem debt. PLP

PLP shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards

Public Law Project has been shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018,  for our Legal Aid Support Project (LASP). The project was conceived to mitigate the impact of cuts to legal aid.   Now in its fifth year the project continues to have relevance and impact.  You can read more about our work on

Call for legal aid means test case studies

PLP is seeking case studies of individuals prevented from accessing legal aid due to their income or capital, but who cannot in practice afford to pay for legal services.  We will use this evidence to supplement our briefing report on the means regulations, The gap between the legal aid means regulations and financial reality, which we