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Sir Paul Jenkins

We are very sorry to hear of the untimely death of Sir Paul Jenkins.  Paul had joined PLP as a patron recently, bringing with him an unparalleled experience of civil service and a valued new perspective.  He was widely known for his wit, judgment and good humour. These and other attributes were evidenced in his contribution to our 2017 London conference, in a debut appearance…

26 Feb 2018

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How will legal aid now be made available?

How will legal aid now be made available in discrimination and education cases? It is the Lord Chancellor’s duty to secure it The Public Law Project has long had concerns that, far from ensuring the efficient provision of legal advice, the mandatory telephone gateway is a barrier to access to justice.  This was the conclusion…

6 Feb 2018

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Sir Henry Brooke

The staff, trustees and remaining patrons of the Public Law Project are very sad to hear of Sir Henry Brooke’s passing. He was a unique figure in the legal profession. Jo Hickman, PLP’s Director said: ‘Henry was a principled, inspirational, kind man. We will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with Biddy and his family.’ Sir Henry posted,…

30 Jan 2018

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DWP to review thousands of benefits decisions to check they are fair

In December 2017, RF, represented by the Public Law Project, persuaded the High Court to quash the PIP 2017 Regulations on the grounds that they were manifestly unreasonable, discriminated unfairly and because they were ‘game changers’ that should have been consulted on.  The court was also persuaded that the Regulations infringed the UN Convention of…

25 Jan 2018

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High Court finds 2017 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations unlawful

The High Court has found that part of the rules governing Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) are unlawful and discriminate against people with mental health impairments.  The full judgment can be read here. The Public Law Project’s client, RF, had all three grounds of her case accepted by the Court (RF v Secretary of State for Work…

21 Dec 2017

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