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PLP Shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award

The Public Law Project has been shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award.…

25 Aug 2015

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Press Release: High Court finds Exceptional Case Funding scheme unlawful

The High Court has today handed down judgment in a test case which will have profound implications for access to justice. In a further judgment in the case of “I.S.” Mr Justice Collins has found that the Legal Aid Agency’s current operation of the Exceptional Case Funding (“ECF”) scheme is unlawful.…

15 Jul 2015

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Press Release: PLP receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at LALY’S.

At the thirteenth Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, held last night at Plaisterer’s Hall in Central London, the Public Law Project (PLP) was awarded the judges’ special ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award.…

2 Jul 2015

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Press Release: High Court to hear systemic challenge to the operation of the Government’s legal aid Exceptional Case Funding scheme

On Wednesday 10 June the High Court will begin hearing a judicial review with far reaching implications for the ongoing implementation of the Government’s legal aid cuts. PLP has been instructed by the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts, on behalf of a vulnerable individual, ‘IS’, in a ‘systemic challenge’ to the operation of the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme, established by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPOA) 2012.…

8 Jun 2015

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Press release: Challenge to Legal Aid Regulations succeeds

In a judgment handed down this morning, a Divisional Court has ruled that controversial judicial review regulations that came into force in April 2014 are unlawful.…

3 Mar 2015

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