PLP conducts research on legal aid, including on the impact of funding cuts, to provide evidence of the processes that prevent fair and effective access to justice, and of how to improve the legal aid system. Our research department works closely with our casework team to identify where issues exist and how our work can best respond to address these issues. We work with a range of partners including legal aid providers and not-for-profit organisations, as well as academics and research bodies. For more information about our legal aid research and other projects, see our research pages here.

In 2018, in response to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence to inform the LASPO Post-Implementation Review, PLP prepared a series of research reports and briefings which ultimately informed our submission to the LASPO Post- Implementation Review. You can access these reports and briefings by following the links below: