PLP is recruiting

Will you join our award-winning and thriving team of public lawyers? Public Law Project (PLP) is searching for a qualified lawyer to coordinate our innovative public law support hub, which sits within our award-winning casework team. The hub provides advice on complex cases and conducts strategic public law litigation in relation to the EU Settlement…

What is PLP doing in Wales?

PLP is now providing direct public law advice and support in Wales. We have been running a public law conference in Wales for over a decade and working with the legal community in Wales throughout this time. We’ve been told that focused public law advice and assistance is needed.  We now have a dedicated PLP…

New Plan for Immigration: PLP consultation response

We uncover 4 unsatisfactory features of the consultation and why they risk creating barriers to justice…

We’re recruiting-Operations Manager

Public Law Project (PLP) is looking for an Operations Manager to manage and support the effective operation of our growing charity. The successful candidate will be a team player, working closely both with other members of the finance and operations department and with our lawyers, researchers and events team to ensure they have the support…

Update: PLP’s work on Civil Legal Aid Policy

This briefing provides an update to Public Law Project’s Policy work around Legal Aid, summarising our response to the Justice Select Committee’s ongoing inquiry into ‘The Future of Legal Aid’ and our letter to the Lord Chancellor concerning the need for urgent reform to the ECF scheme. PLP remains committed to Legal Aid as an…

Human Rights Act Review – PLP submission

The Government recently established the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) to “consider how [the HRA] is working in practice” after twenty years in operation. …

New resource for legal aid practitioners: Eligibility and ‘trapped’ capital

Resources for legal aid practitioners Public Law Project has prepared a practice note and a precedent to assist practitioners following the decision in PLP client Claire’s case – R (oao GR) v Director Of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 3140 (Admin). The decision establishes that the Director has a discretion to value assets other than…

‘Tsunami’ of EU withdrawal laws ‘rubber stamped’: Latest PLP research

The process of leaving the EU has laid bare serious deficiencies in the UK’s system of law making, according to a report by the Public Law Project. READ: Plus ça change: Brexit and the flaws of delegated legislation system By Alexandra Sinclair and Dr Joe Tomlinson, Public Law Project The authors show that the UK’s withdrawal…

EUSS ‘digital-only’ system creates real risk of harm: PLP report

The Public Law Project has warned that millions of EU citizens with settled status may face discrimination and other problems when looking for jobs and somewhere to live from June 2021 as they will have no physical or paper-based proof of their right to work and live in the UK. Read: Digital Immigration Status: A…

Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Responding to COVID

Recent figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that the Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the number of legal aid applications for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF). Research published today by Public Law Project gives some indications as to why there has been a decrease in applications and calls for further measures…

PLP’s Briefing on the Internal Market Bill

PLP has published our briefing on the UK Internal Market Bill today. PLP shares the serious concerns raised by many other commentators about the provisions of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (‘the Bill’) which seek to authorise Ministers to act in contravention of the UK’s obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement, an international treaty which…

Reform of Judicial Review: Looking at the evidence

This week, Public Law Project is bringing together academics, practitioners, former judges and policy experts in the first in a series of roundtable seminars on evidence-based reform of judicial review. The seminars will be chaired by Dinah Rose QC, President of Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and Professor Paul Craig, University of Oxford, and will…