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Tackling systemic discrimination – A public health approach

Professor Iyiola Solanke – PLP’s newest patron – has written a guest blog drawing on her keynote speech from our July conference, The Equality Act 10 years on: Where are we now? There are currently two viruses causing death and destroying lives around the world: one is coronavirus, the other is discrimination. There are similarities…

100 words on equality & the Equality Act 2010

Esther Leighton Drawing on her personal experience of tackling disability discrimination, Esther Leighton will be speaking at PLP’s conference 10 years of the Equality Act: Where are we now? Esther has promoted equality for disabled people by taking a series of cases – mostly as a litigant in person – about common failures to make…

Judicial review of statutory instruments seminar held on 14 January 2020

On the afternoon of 14 January 2020, around 20 lawyers gathered in a former railway arch in Hackney, hosted by ClientEarth, to discuss judicial review of statutory instruments. This seminar was important because it is not often that Statutory Instruments (“SIs”) and system-change litigation are discussed in conjunction with one another. This was a chance…

Admin Review & EU Settlement Scheme: What does the 89.5% success rate show?

Administrative Review and the EU Settlement Scheme: What does the 89.5% success rate show? By PLP Research Fellow Alice Welsh & Research Director Dr Joe Tomlinson An incorrect decision under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) could impact the terms by which EU citizens and their family members are able to reside and access services in…

The cost of access to justice

By Sara Lomri, Deputy Legal Director The right to challenge unlawful decision-making by public authorities is a vital constitutional safeguard, but the Government’s recent consultation on costs reform[1] indicates that it is ignoring one of the most serious financial obstacles people face when trying to exercise that right. Legal costs rules in England and Wales…

Deleting the Administrative State?

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson A key public law discussion in recent months concerns the vast number of statutory instruments (SIs) government is using to implement Brexit. Initially, it was said by government that c.800-1,000 SIs were required. That estimate has now been revised down to c.600 (while the estimated number of SIs has decreased…

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