EHRC and Mind to intervene in disability discrimination case concerning PIP Regulations

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Mind have been granted permission to intervene in support of a High Court case brought by our client, RF. RF’s case concerns rules introduced by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in February 2017. The new rules mean it is much harder for those with severe…

29 Nov 2017


PLP Letter to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into assessments for ESA and PIP

PLP have written to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into assessments for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIPs).  Our letter concerns amendments to the PIP regulations, which PLP is currently contesting to be discriminatory.  It also concerns distress caused by the assessment procedure and the evidential burden on those suffering…


Government amendment to define ‘exit day’ an improvement but not enough

The Government has announced that it will table an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to define ‘exit day’ as 11pm on 29th March 2019. The Public Law Project (PLP) welcomes the amendment, which addresses some of the concerns raised by Parliamentarians and civil society organisations.  In particular, PLP raised concerns that allowing ‘exit day’ to be defined by…

10 Nov 2017

Department for Work & Pensions sign

PIP discrimination challenge reaches the High Court

The Public Law Project (PLP) is representing a client, RF, who is bringing a challenge to the unfair and discriminatory way those with psychological distress are treated by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules.  PIP was introduced in 2013 as a replacement for the Disability Living Allowance and provides an essential lifeline for people with disabilities to…

9 Nov 2017


PLP appoints Joe Tomlinson as Research Director

PLP has appointed Joe Tomlinson as Research Director. Joe is a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Sheffield School of Law and an Associate Fellow of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics. He is also a member of the Wider Core Team at the UK Administrative Justice Institute.…

24 Oct 2017

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