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…

EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Clause 26 & legal certainty

The latest briefing on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill from Public Law Project draws attention to Clause 26 and the implications for legal certainty. Read the PLP’s briefing on Clause 26 What does Clause 26 do? Clause 26 creates a power for ministers to make regulations to allow specified lower courts and tribunals to depart…

EU WAB – PLP’s briefing on the Independent Monitoring Authority

On the agenda for this afternoon’s EU Withdrawal Bill Committee are powers to make changes to the Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA). Read PLP’s two-page briefing here. The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) requires the UK to have an independent authority to monitor the implementation and application of the citizens’ rights provisions of the WA after the end…

EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Second Reading Briefing

Public Law Project and Liberty have briefed parliamentarians ahead of the Second Reading of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill tomorrow in the House of Commons. …

Elizabeth Prochaska appointed Chair of PLP

Public Law Project (PLP) has appointed Elizabeth Prochaska as the new Chair of the board of trustees following the resignation of Ben Jaffey QC who steps down after nearly four years in post. Elizabeth is a practising barrister specialising in public, equality and human rights law. Between 2017-2019, she was Legal Director of the Equality…

PLP is recruiting a Wales lawyer

The deadline for applications for this post is 11.59pm on 20 January 2020. Please email all applications to PLP’s HR Department.…

Lead Lawyer

Will you 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 Lead Lawyer role will be based in London. It is an opportunity for a lawyer with existing judicial review or…

UPDATE: EU citizens’ rights after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The November update to ‘EU citizens’ rights after a no-deal‘ is now live. Updates to this edition include: The Government statement on changes to the Immigration Rules and the Immigration (Amendment) EU Exit Regulations 2019; the phasing out of the Surinder Singh immigration route to the UK; further conditions for European Temporary Leave to Remain;…

Radio 4 interview: JFF barrister Matthew Ahluwalia

PLP barrister and Justice First Fellow Matthew Ahluwalia spoke to legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg for BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action about the Supreme Court ruling in RR v SSWDP. LISTEN to the interview here (from 4.20) In the interview Matthew explains what the ruling means for access to justice and how it will help…

PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow

PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow. As part of its Brexit work, PLP has been focusing on the EU Settlement Scheme. In line with PLP’s organisational approach, this work has involved a joined-up approach involving research, casework and policy communication. The research aspect of this work frames and informs casework and policy interventions. In 2019,…

Supreme Court: ‘Bedroom tax’ win for human rights and access to justice

Following a joint intervention by Public Law Project, Liberty and the Child Poverty Action Group in the case of RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies, including the First-tier Tribunal, have the power and duty to disapply regulations that are not compatible with human rights…

Tackling hardship – Getting tough on benefit sanctions

A Public Law Project initiative is underway to help Universal Credit claimants avoid benefit sanctions. The new website, www.claimantcommitments.org.uk, has been launched successfully with support from the Matrix Causes Fund and aims to provide claimants and advisers with the information they need to ensure that claimant commitments are tailored to individual circumstances. What is the…