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SIAC allows appeals against deportation to Algeria

Press release British courts have today upheld the rule of law. For ten years the Algerian Government has refused any independent international monitoring of its secret prisons, in a climate where many other countries have accepted this as a necessity for a modern democracy.  Algeria’s refusal to agree to such monitoring, despite the best efforts…

19 Apr 2016

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Supreme Court to hear Residence Test challenge

The Supreme Court has expedited the case to be heard on 18 and 19 April 2016.…

12 Apr 2016

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Court of Appeal rules restrictions on access to legal aid for domestic violence survivors are unlawful

In a case brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of the charity Rights of Women, the Court of Appeal has ruled that evidence requirements which have been operating to prevent survivors of domestic abuse from getting legal aid for family cases are unlawful.…

18 Feb 2016

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PLP‘s response to the Court of Appeal judgement in ‘residence test’ case

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal found that the Government’s introduction of the controversial ‘residents test’ for legal aid, was lawful. This overturns a Divisional Court judgement of July 2014, which found the introduction of the test to be discriminatory and unlawful. Both courts were presided over by a panel of three judges and have considered very different aspects of the case, and come to very different conclusions. PLP is looking at options, including seeking an urgent consideration of the case by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom before the test is implemented, and will update the community in due course.…

26 Nov 2015

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PLP is recruiting: Practice Manager and Board of Trustees

PLP has exciting new opportunities! We are now seeking an organised Practice Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations, finance, HR, recruitment, risk and compliance in addition to playing a key role in the strategic development of the charity.
PLP is also recruiting for its volunteer Board of Trustees.
The deadline for both is 1 November.

25 Sep 2015

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