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 Briefing on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

PLP has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which is currently being considered by the Committee. PLP takes no position on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Our work around Brexit is intended to ensure that Parliament is…

One step towards fairer decision making after Brexit

The Home Secretary has agreed to make key changes to the settled status scheme to make it fairer, following a legal claim by our clients, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). During the litigation, the Home Secretary has adopted many of JCWI’s requests to make sure that the rules for settled status…

PLP’s proposed amendment to Immigration Bill

PLP’s proposed amendment to the Immigration Bill has now been laid before the Public Bill Committee. The full text of the Bill can be read here. The proposed amendment to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill would make provision for appeals to the First-tier Tribunal against decisions made under the EU Settlement Scheme. The text…

SI’s replacing proportionate, effective and dissuasive penalty schemes in EU law

Today PLP and 12 other civil society organisations have sent a letter to Stephen Barclay, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, drawing attention to the fact that the requirement for effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalty schemes in retained EU law is being removed by Statutory Instruments (“SIs”) being made under the EU…

Brexit, Immigration and Administrative Justice Project

This new project investigates the administrative justice issues arising from the changes to UK immigration law and policy as a result of Brexit. The project focuses on the Scheme being implemented by the Home Office to replace the rights of residence currently enjoyed by EU citizens and their family members under the free movement arrangements.…

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…

PLP adopts open access research policy

From February 2019, PLP will adopt an open access research policy for all reports published on its website. PLP is committed to making knowledge free and available to all, and to support this principle we will endeavour to prioritise the use of open access sources in our publications. The use of open access sources will…

Recruiting: Lead Lawyer

Join our award-winning and thriving team of public lawyers. We are looking for an experienced, ambitious solicitor or barrister to litigate public law cases and help manage our small, highly-motivated casework team.  This is a new and senior post.  It is an opportunity for a lawyer with existing judicial review or litigation experience – either…

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…

Civil society in a post-Brexit democracy

Brexit is a landmark event in the history of the UK’s constitutional development and it presents many questions for civil society organisations concerned with public law and human rights. Brexit also presents an opportunity to reflect more widely on the major challenges facing government in the next 10 years, and the corresponding challenges and opportunities…