Latest news


Secrecy and poor data have no place in constitutional reform

Following Lord Faulks’ evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on 16 June, PLP Director Jo Hickman has said that the Government’s current approach is making it harder for the public to engage with its plans for constitutional reform. Jo Hickman, Director of the Public Law Project said: “In the light of Lord Faulks’…

17 Jun 2021


Government judicial review numbers are wrong: Stats regulator concurs

If figures we can see are wrong, what about the figures we can’t see? In response to a request from the Public Law Project (PLP), the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has investigated ‘misleading’ judicial review data that was quoted by the Lord Chancellor in Parliament and promoted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to…

11 Jun 2021


DWP changes guidance on recovering hardship payment debt

Following a judicial review claim lodged by PLP, the Department of Work and Pensions has agreed to waive debt accrued by PLP’s client, a Universal Credit claimant who was forced to claim hardship payments to cover essential needs after she was unfairly sanctioned for over a year and a half.  Read PLP’s note advisers, 3 June 2021 The…

3 Jun 2021


Digital justice: digital exclusion

Read the latest article published in LAG by Jo Hynes. Digital justice systems bring the promise of efficiency and convenience. Along with it comes the risk of reducing access for the digitally excluded. As the HMCTS ‘digital by default’ reforms roll on, this challenge is being addressed through a service called Digital Support, which has…


Advances in EU Settlement Scheme guidance and policy

Significant positive developments secured despite the Court refusing to consider three EUSS judicial review challenges in advance of the 30 June 2021 cut-off date 19 May 2021 Unfair aspects of the EUSS Since the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) was launched into 2019, Public Law Project (PLP) has been closely monitoring its roll out and operation.…

19 May 2021

Please note: Public law is a very fast moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events. PLP accept no responsibility for the contents of these items.