The new Immigration Bill is set to give EU citizens and family members the right to appeal decisions made through the EU Settlement Scheme, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Prior the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s position was that the right to appeal would be contained in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill…

15 Oct 2019


Legal aid lawyers hold key to legal aid policy

With the latest Ministry of Justice figures showing that Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) applications remain stubbornly low, the Public Law Project is calling on practitioners to complete a survey about how the legal aid scheme is used and why it is not working as it should. TAKE THE SURVEY Evidence from the survey will be…

8 Oct 2019


EU Citizens’ rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit

OCTOBER UPDATE In the event of a no-deal Brexit, what does the law say about the rights of EU citizens living in the UK? As the outcome of the latest Brexit negotiations are still uncertain — and with 31 October less than one month away – the latest research update from the Public Law Project…

7 Oct 2019


PLP is recruiting: Research Assistant

PLP’s research team in made up of Research Fellows, who focus on specific projects and are led by the Research Director, Dr Joe Tomlinson. To support the work of the Research Director and the research team, PLP is recruiting a Research Assistant. Approximately 50% of the Research Assistant’s time will be spent supporting the Research…

3 Oct 2019


Supreme Court: Parliament frustrated – prorogation unlawful

Public Law Project statement on the Supreme Court ruling This morning’s Supreme Court judgment draws on evidence from the Public Law Project (PLP) that prorogation frustrated the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional function.  The court found that the Government did not take account of the impact prorogation would have on the ‘special procedures for…

24 Sep 2019

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