Public Law Project – Government response to intervention in Miller

Public Law Project (PLP) publishes this note as clarification and context to the Government’s response to our intervention in Miller v Prime Minister. On 19 September 2019,  the final day of the hearing, Lord Keen QC responded directly to the PLP’S intervention, telling the Supreme Court that the statutory instruments (SIs) that are required in…

20 Sep 2019



The Public Law Project is intervening in today’s Supreme Court challenge to the Prime Minister’s advice to prorogue Parliament. Permission to intervene was granted yesterday afternoon. Our submissions argue that the advice of the Prime Minister was unlawful because he did not consider the impact on Parliament’s ability to scrutinise the secondary legislation required for…

17 Sep 2019


2019 Law Society Excellence Awards

Public Law Project is delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Law Society Excellence Awards in the Excellence in Access to Justice category. Our entry highlighted PLP’s unique ability to draw on casework, research and training, as well as our partnership approach to working with frontline charities and civil society, to improve access to…

31 Jul 2019


Access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Following a legal challenge brought by the Children’s Society and supported by PLP, the Ministry of Justice has drafted legislation to make it easier for migrant children who have been separated from their families to access legal aid to resolve their immigration matters. The draft legislation was submitted to Parliament on 22 July. The report…

22 Jul 2019


The cost of access to JR

Public Law Project (PLP) Legal Director Alison Pickup gave a talk on the cost barriers to accessing judicial review at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights conference earlier this year. Alison’s talk focussed on the importance of introducing special costs rules for judicial review as a way of improving access to justice and the ability…

19 Jul 2019