PLP and the Lankelly Chase Foundation are continuing work on our innovative partnership looking at how small NGOs use and understand public law. In particular we are working to identify strategies to challenge unfair systems.  The work is informed and enriched by two academics from University College London, Dr Lisa Vanhala and Jacqueline Kinghan, who are evaluating the work to expand understanding of how public law can help effect systemic legal change.

The pilot builds upon PLP’s longstanding relationship with Lankelly Chase, reflecting both organisations’ shared commitment to using the law to help bring about social change.

Lankelly Chase supports organisations that address how disadvantage clusters and accumulates, particularly homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, violence, abuse and chronic poverty. PLP is partnering with a range of frontline organisations that receive significant financial support from Lankelly Chase. The PLP project team is led by Sara Lomri.

Related information and publications:

  • The list of Lankelly partners we are working with can be found here.
  • You can read the literature review on the use and impact of litigation here.
  • You can read a case study looking at how strategic litigation is used to address unfair systems here.
  • You can read a case study on the use of law by self-organised groups here.
  • You can download our briefing note on EU Settlement Scheme here.
  • You can read key lessons learnt from the first two years of the partnership here.