PLP urges DWP to delay restart of Universal Credit work requirements

Public Law Project has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to urge the Government to extend the suspension of Universal Credit work requirements for at least another three months beyond 30 June. In light of the extra pressures the benefits system is enduring as a result of…

2 Jul 2020


Legal Aid means review delayed

The Ministry of Justice has ‘temporarily paused’ the review of the legal aid means test which the Government had planned to complete by Summer 2020. Justice Minister Alex Chalk said in response to a parliamentary written question this week: “the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has meant this work has been temporarily paused and a…

26 Jun 2020


Domestic violence: Challenge to legal aid means regulations

In the High Court on Tuesday 9th June, Public Law Project (PLP) acted in a challenge to the Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) decision not to grant legal aid for family proceedings to a woman who had given an account of domestic violence at the hands of her ex-partner. The Today Programme 09/06/20 (37 minutes) Legal…

10 Jun 2020


Judicial Review during COVID-19

Our research team has published a two-part blog on Admininstrative Law in the Common Law World on the use of remote hearings for judicial review. Part 1 looks at how the process of judicial review is operating following the Administrative Court’s rapid shift from traditional to remote hearings. Part 2 looks at litigation patterns and…

26 May 2020


PLP is recruiting: Research Fellow in Constitutional Reform

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS NOW PASSED. The UK Government intends to embark on a significant programme of constitutional reform, which may involve changes to judicial review and the Human Rights Act. Any such reforms must be based on robust evidence about how our public law system operates, and a clear…

19 May 2020