University of Exeter launches Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) clinic

The University of Exeter held its official launch for a new immigration advice clinic on 7 December 2017.  The launch was attended by Dr Joe Tomlinson, Research Director at PLP, and Emma Marshall, a PhD researcher at the University of Exeter who is currently seconded to PLP. As part of her placement at PLP, Emma…

20 Dec 2017


High Court hears PIP disability discrimination case

The two day hearing in RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions commences tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December, in the High Court. PLP’s client, RF, contends that the way people experiencing psychological distress are treated by new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules is unfair and discriminatory. PIP was introduced in 2013 as a replacement for the…

11 Dec 2017


Open letter to the Prime Minister on Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day. Public Law Project has joined The British Institute of Human Rights, and 140+ other organisations, to call on the Prime Minister to safeguard our human rights today, during and after Brexit. You can see the letter here. The letter reads: ‘We face great constitutional change and uncertainty as the government seeks…

10 Dec 2017


Access to justice for survivors of domestic abuse: MOJ to lift time limits and evidential restrictions on legal aid

PLP is delighted to learn that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is to lift restrictions on legal aid to survivors of domestic abuse.  Large numbers of those involved in Family Court proceedings, where they were often forced face their abusers, will now receive advice and representation.  It will lift time limits on evidence of abuse…

6 Dec 2017


PLP and Lankelly Chase launch strategic partnership

PLP’s strategic partnership with the Lankelly Chase Foundation is now under way. The purpose of the partnership is to provide support, training and advice to Lankelly Chase grant-holders, with a view to tackling deep-rooted social injustice.   There is more about the project and our partners at the project page. We have appointed Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan,…

30 Nov 2017

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