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House of Lords Constitution Committee Report

Two weeks ago the Lords Constitution Committee published the first of three reports following its inquiry into the constitutional implications of COVID-19. This first report covers the impact of COVID-19 on the courts and cites written evidence submitted by Public Law Project, including taking up its recommendation for HMCTS to collect data on remote hearings…

13 Apr 2021

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Analysis: Government must disclose its decision-making models

Writing in the Judicial Review journal, PLP researchers Jack Maxwell and Dr Joe Tomlinson say that courts are increasingly requiring government to disclose the mathematical and technical models it uses to make decisions.…

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We’re recruiting – Policy and Parliamentary Officer

PLP’s first Policy and Parliamentary Officer will help us to influence policy around public law and the constitution and support our work in advocating for change. Reporting to the Communications Director, you will initially focus on developing parliamentary relationships to promote constitutional reform that is progressive, increases executive accountability, and enhances parliamentary scrutiny. You will…

1 Apr 2021

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PLP contributes to Westminster Legal Policy Forum on Next Steps for Legal Aid

On 16th March 2021 the Westminster Policy Forum held a conference titled ‘Next steps for Legal Aid in England and Wales – funding, quality, access to justice and alternative sources of advice’. Dr Emma Marshall, Research Fellow at Public Law Project, attended as a keynote speaker.…

23 Mar 2021

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Update: PLP’s work on Civil Legal Aid Policy

This briefing provides an update to Public Law Project’s Policy work around Legal Aid, summarising our response to the Justice Select Committee’s ongoing inquiry into ‘The Future of Legal Aid’ and our letter to the Lord Chancellor concerning the need for urgent reform to the ECF scheme. PLP remains committed to Legal Aid as an…

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