PLP is recruiting – Welfare Rights Hub coordinator

Looking to address systemic unfairness in the welfare benefits system? Public Law Project (PLP) is searching for an adviser/lawyer to coordinate our innovative new welfare benefits support hub, which will sit within our award-winning casework team. We want someone who enjoys working collaboratively and is excited about using the law creatively, with a detailed understanding…

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…

Online Immigration Appeals: A Case Study of the First-Tier Tribunal

Our Research Team has published today their report on their research into the the impact of moving courts online on immigration appeals in the first-tier tribunal. The bulk of the research examines the transition to using the online procedure to manage appeals in this Tribunal. This new system involves the introduction of a digital platform…

Benefit Sanctions: Strategy for civil society

Drawing on our conference in early 2020 – Benefit Sanctions: What’s next? – the Public Law Project and the University of York have published a short-form strategy for civil society organisations working to improve the system. Download: Benefits Sanctions: Strategies for Civil Society Benefits Sanctions: Strategies for Civil Society outlines four main problems with the…

PLP is recruiting: Research Fellow in Constitutional Reform

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS NOW PASSED. The UK Government intends to embark on a significant programme of constitutional reform, which may involve changes to judicial review and the Human Rights Act. Any such reforms must be based on robust evidence about how our public law system operates, and a clear…

PLP is recruiting

Will you join our award-winning and thriving team of public lawyers? We are looking for one or two capable and ambitious lawyers to litigate public law cases and meaningfully contribute to our casework team. We invite applications from anyone who meets the job description, but are thinking that one or two 0-3 year qualified solicitors…

Administrative Court new guidance

UPDATED: 07/04/2020 We are publishing this guidance to assist users of the administrative court. The guidance has been circulated to the Administrative Court Users’ Group but has not yet been published online by the Administrative Court. The guidance has been updated through April 6th. Read the guidance here.…

Briefing: Coronavirus Bill Second Reading

The stated purpose of the Bill is to provide Government with the legal measures necessary to respond to and manage the Covid19 pandemic. READ PLP’S CORONAVIRUS BILL BRIEIFNG Legislation of this nature is genuinely exceptional – COVID-19 is a serious threat to the safety and wellbeing of the UK. We accept the Government’s rationale for…

New support hub for charities working with EU citizens

New hub to support EU Settlement Scheme applications PLP has recently established a second-tier public law support hub for frontline organisations assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).  If you work for an organisation offering assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged EUSS applicants, we would love to hear from you. About the…

PLP survey shows lack of faith in legal aid scheme

A survey carried out by Public Law Project indicates that legal aid providers lack faith in the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme and shows that a large percentage of respondents rarely make applications on behalf of their clients. Read Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Providers’ Perspectives. The survey results showed: 77% of respondents disagreed that ECF…