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Government should re-consider legal aid proposals, Says human rights Committee

This report is taken largely from the Joint select Committee’s own pages at Parliament.uk…

13 Dec 2013

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Government appeal against Work Capability Assessment discrimination ruling is rejected

The Court of Appeal today (4 December 2013) rejected the Government’s appeal against a landmark ruling by the Upper Tribunal that the Work Capability Assessment discriminates against people with mental health problems. Ravi Low-Beer, of The Public Law Project, acted as the claimant’s solicitor.…

4 Dec 2013

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PLP submits written evidence to JCHR on proposed judicial review reforms

PLP have made a written submission in response to the JCHR’s call for further evidence into the implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform legal aid, this time by examining some of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review (as set out in its Consultation Paper Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform).

28 Nov 2013

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Lawyers and charities express concerns over new costs guidance from the Administrative Court

The Administrative Court has published new guidance for parties seeking costs orders from the Administrative Court in settled judicial review claims. The guidance was published on 14th November and came into force on 20th November 2013. Lawyers at Doughty Street Chambers have written to the Court to raise serious concerns over the content and status of the guidance. The letter is backed by charities including The Howard League, PLP and Rights Watch UK.…

27 Nov 2013

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Justice Alliance open letter to Nick Clegg

The Public Law Project has signed a joint letter from Justcie Alliance and added to the list of statements being taken to Nick Clegg MP……

15 Nov 2013

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