Survey: Benefit sanctions during Covid-19

Survey: we want to hear your experiences

Advances in EU Settlement Scheme guidance and policy

We explore the significance of recent positive developments secured in the EUSS

PLP contributes to Westminster Legal Policy Forum on Next Steps for Legal Aid

On 16th March 2021 the Westminster Policy Forum held a conference titled ‘Next steps for Legal Aid in England and Wales – funding, quality, access to justice and alternative sources of advice’. Dr Emma Marshall, Research Fellow at Public Law Project, attended as a keynote speaker.

Update: PLP’s work on Civil Legal Aid Policy

This briefing provides an update to Public Law Project’s Policy work around Legal Aid, summarising our response to the Justice Select Committee’s ongoing inquiry into ‘The Future of Legal Aid’ and our letter to the Lord Chancellor concerning the need for urgent reform to the ECF scheme. PLP remains committed to Legal Aid as an

PLP responds to Government consultation on reforms to process for appealing from the Upper Tribunal

The government is consulting on proposed changes to the way appeals from the Upper Tribunal work, including narrowing the grounds upon which a ‘second appeal’ to the Court of Appeal can be made, and removing the possibility of appellate review of judicial review applications which are deemed to be ‘totally without merit’.

Coronavirus 2021: Let’s keep in touch

As we work through the pandemic, all of us at PLP send you our best wishes. We hope that you are staying safe and well. Thanks to the hard work of our team, and the support of partner organisations and our funders, PLP remains fully functional and strong as ever. Casework: Our casework team is

PLP’s Briefing on the Internal Market Bill

PLP has published our briefing on the UK Internal Market Bill today. PLP shares the serious concerns raised by many other commentators about the provisions of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (‘the Bill’) which seek to authorise Ministers to act in contravention of the UK’s obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement, an international treaty which

Online Immigration Appeals: A Case Study of the First-Tier Tribunal

Our Research Team has published today their report on their research into the the impact of moving courts online on immigration appeals in the first-tier tribunal. The bulk of the research examines the transition to using the online procedure to manage appeals in this Tribunal. This new system involves the introduction of a digital platform

PLP’s Briefing on Second Reading of Immigration Bill

Here is the Public Law Project’s (PLP’s) briefing ahead of the second reading on Monday  18 May in the House of Commons on the Immigration and Social Security Bill (‘the Bill’). In this briefing on the Bill, we have two key recommendations: The delegated powers as drafted in the Bill must be narrowed in order

Decision in NRPF challenge

Today a Divisional Court has held that the Home Office’s No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) scheme as it relates to parents on the ten-year route to settlement is unlawful as it breaches Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment). The High Court is yet to

Addressing systemic unfairness during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing problems in unfair systems which disproportionately impact on poor and marginalised groups. Since the start of the pandemic, PLP has been providing public law support to frontline organisations that are attempting to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged groups. Two issues that PLP has worked with civil

PLP’s letter to the Lord Chanceller on ECF changes during COVID

PLP has written to the Lord Chancellor to request changes to the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme during the COVID 19 pandemic, to ensure that ECF remains a safety net to those most in need. The requested changes recognise the additional pressures on the legal aid sector under present circumstances, the significant changes to proceedings