PLP is recruiting an Administrative Paralegal

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique, award winning legal charity and NGO based in Central London. PLP is a national legal charity founded in 1990 with the mission to improve access to justice for those facing poverty, discrimination or other disadvantage, through legal aid casework, research, policy initiatives and training. The casework…

PLP is recruiting a Chair of Trustees

Public Law Project (PLP) is seeking an exceptional candidate to be our new Chair of Trustees. This is an outstanding opportunity to oversee a dynamic, growing and highly respected UK charity. PLP’s work results in the successful enforcement of individual rights as well as wider improvements in access to justice for disadvantaged or marginalised individuals…

PLP is recruiting an Operations Officer

PLP is recruiting a full-time Operations Officer. PLP Operations Officers play an essential role in achieving Public Law Project’s (PLP) charitable objectives through ensuring the effective running of financial, office, personnel and technical administrative operations of the charity. The role would suit someone looking to become a charity administrator, who enjoys working as part of…

Using the law to address unfair systems

The Public Law Project’s (PLP) collaborative approach to public law has featured in a case study of the landmark legal challenge to the personal independence payments scheme, a case that changed the assessment criteria for thousands of people on disability benefits. The research carried out by Dr Lisa Vanhala and Dr Jacqui Kinghan of UCL…

High Court suspends Home Office’s migrant removal policy

Following the judgment reached in the interim review of the Home Office’s ‘no-notice’ removals window policy on 14th March 2019, the solicitor in the case (PLP’s Rakesh Singh) gave a written interview to LexisNexis on the case and the judgment. The article can be read in full here. For more details about the case, please…

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…