PLP appoints Joe Tomlinson as Research Director

PLP has appointed Joe Tomlinson as Research Director. Joe is a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Sheffield School of Law and an Associate Fellow of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics. He is also a member of the Wider Core Team at the UK Administrative Justice Institute.

PLP’s briefing on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Ahead of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday 07th September, PLP has prepared a briefing paper for Members highlighting our key concerns with the Bill.

PLP says one more step is needed in decriminalising homosexuality

On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, PLP has written to the Home Secretary to ask her widen the scope of the ‘Turing Law’.

PLP is greatly saddened to hear that Lord Toulson has passed away

Lord Toulson made a particularly thoughtful and memorable closing address to the Public Law Project annual conference last year, for which we are hugely grateful. We would like to give our condolences to Lady Toulson and his family, and add to the many voices noting his sophistication and intellect in judgment, and distinctly kind and approachable personality.

Legal Aid Agency agrees to reconsider guidance on time allowed to make applications on CCMS

Following representations made by PLP (supported by information and evidence from other providers and the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group) in connection with a case in which our time claimed for making a CCMS application had been reduced on assessment from 3 hours to 30 minutes, the LAA has now agreed to make further enquiries and to review the relevant provisions of the Guidance in light of its findings and the points made by PLP.

PLP writes to the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

PLP has written to The Rt Hon David Lidington MP Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, and to The Rt Hon David Gauke MP Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to introduce PLP and to invite further discussions regarding, the LASPO Review and mandatory reconsiderations of benefit decisions, respectively.

DWP pilot failure on Work Capability Assessments ‘calls into question willingness to learn from suicides’

This is a very shortened version of an article by John Pring in the Disability News Service, 17 May 2017.

Want to take your pupillage at PLP?

We are delighted to be able to offer a 12-month employed pupillage as part of a two-year Justice First Fellowship.

PLP’s Jo Hickman shortlisted for ‘Legal Personality of the Year’

PLP’s Director Jo Hickman has been shortlisted for ‘Legal Personality of the Year’ at the prestigious Solicitor’s Journal Awards.

PLP’s Katy Watts, "My ambition was always to work in the field of social justice"

Katy Watts, PLP’s first Justice First Fellow and now a qualified solicitor at the Public Law Project gives an illuminating interview to Legal Voice.

PLP’s Director Jo Hickman shortlisted for Legal Business Awards Lawyer of the Year

We are very happy to announce that PLP’s Director, Jo Hickman, has been shortlisted for a prestigious legal award.

Victory for campaign groups as MOJ changes legal aid evidence requirements for survivors of domestic violence

We are delighted to see that the Government has brought in changes to the evidence requirements for legal aid for family cases so as to remove the time limit on evidence, and to include statements from domestic violence organisations.