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PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow

PLP is recruiting a Research Fellow. As part of its Brexit work, PLP has been focusing on the EU Settlement Scheme. In line with PLP’s organisational approach, this work has involved a joined-up approach involving research, casework and policy communication. The research aspect of this work frames and informs casework and policy interventions. In 2019,…

18 Nov 2019

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Supreme Court: ‘Bedroom tax’ win for human rights and access to justice

Following a joint intervention by Public Law Project, Liberty and the Child Poverty Action Group in the case of RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies, including the First-tier Tribunal, have the power and duty to disapply regulations that are not compatible with human rights…

14 Nov 2019

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Tackling hardship – Getting tough on benefit sanctions

A Public Law Project initiative is underway to help Universal Credit claimants avoid benefit sanctions. The new website, www.claimantcommitments.org.uk, has been launched successfully with support from the Matrix Causes Fund and aims to provide claimants and advisers with the information they need to ensure that claimant commitments are tailored to individual circumstances. What is the…

7 Nov 2019

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Wales 2020

The Public Law Project is pleased to confirm that it will be able to provide more focused and direct public law support in Wales as of 2020. A key part of this support will be a new PLP lawyer focused on Wales. Our current plans are for this role to: Work with civil society organisations…

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Exceptional Case Funding Clinics: Toolkit launch

PLP’s solicitor Katy Watts has written a toolkit on setting up ECF clinics. The legal aid Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme is intended to be a human rights ‘safety net’ to avoid breaches of people’s rights, ensuring access to legal aid even when it would not normally be available. ECF clinics help people access ECF…

6 Nov 2019