We are committed to improving the accessibility of legal aid and helping shape a sustainable future for the legal aid sector.
Legal aid is the route through which poor and marginalised people should be able to access help, advice and representation when they need to uphold and defend their legal rights through the courts. It is an essential means by which access to justice is secured in the UK.
PLP uses a combination of legal casework, policy work, training and research to improve access to the current civil legal aid scheme, as well as helping to shape it for the future. Ultimately, we would like to see a legal aid scheme that provides meaningful access to justice, which is accessible to those who need it, able to provide effective legal advice, and sustainable in the long-term.
Our guides to accessing legal aid – including Exceptional Case Funding – are available here.
Our main goals in this area are:
Read more in our 2022-25 strategy
After meeting with the Ministry of Justice, PLP continues to prepare evidence for our proposed legal challenge
A comprehensive report about the legal aid crisis and why we initiated legal proceedings against the Lord Chancellor
21 November 2023 – 24 November 2023 @ 12:00 am – Due to the importance of the Supreme Court Rwanda judgment, we are asking panels to address the judgment’s impact, including on other policies and legislation such as the Illegal Migration Act. BOOKINGS remain open during the event but please note that they may not be processed until next day, so we cannot guarantee live event […]