New resource for legal aid practitioners: Eligibility and ‘trapped’ capital

Resources for legal aid practitioners Public Law Project has prepared a practice note and a precedent to assist practitioners following the decision in PLP client Claire’s case – R (oao GR) v Director Of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 3140 (Admin). The decision establishes that the Director has a discretion to value assets other than…

13 Jan 2021


Coronavirus 2021: Let’s keep in touch

As we work through the pandemic, all of us at PLP send you our best wishes. We hope that you are staying safe and well. Thanks to the hard work of our team, and the support of partner organisations and our funders, PLP remains fully functional and strong as ever. Casework: Our casework team is…

7 Jan 2021


Legal aid rule change for home-owners on low incomes & domestic violence survivors

Changes to the legal aid rules have been laid in Parliament today that will allow more homeowners on low incomes to access legal aid. The rule change will particularly benefit survivors of domestic violence, with many more able to have legal representation in family proceedings, reducing the risk of being cross examined by their abusers…

18 Dec 2020


PLP to work on ESRC-funded project on algorithmic politics, administrative justice and Brexit

PLP is soon to begin work as a research partner on a new ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project, ‘Algorithmic Politics and Administrative Justice in the EU Settlement Scheme’. The project, which is being led by researchers at the University of Exeter, aims to: ‘analyse the process of administrative reform associated with Brexit,…

2 Dec 2020

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