LAA ’embarrassment clause’ challenge

Public Law Project has outlined serious concerns on behalf of clients about the LAA’s new ’embarrassment clause’. The LAA has introduced the clause in its latest standard crime contract tender and it may be incorporated into civil contracts. Breach can lead to sanctions or contract termination, as is considered ‘proportionate’.…

5 Oct 2016


Sara Lomri joins PLP as Deputy Legal Director

The Public Law Project is pleased to announce that Sara Lomri will be joining us as our Deputy Legal Director. Sara will take up the newly created post in November.…

9 Aug 2016


Supreme Court judgment in PLP’s challenge to the ‘residence test’

The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the Public Law Project’s challenge to the government’s proposed ‘residence test’ for civil legal aid.
The proposed ‘residence test’ would have denied access to justice to the many people unable to show that they met its requirements. On 18 April 2016, at the end of the first day of the hearing, a seven-Justice Supreme Court had unanimously allowed the Public Law Project’s challenge to the test, accepting our argument that the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (“LASPO”) did not give the Lord Chancellor the power to introduce regulations that would exclude a group of people from civil legal aid on the basis of ‘residence.’…

13 Jul 2016


The Public Law Project appoints Alison Pickup as Legal Director

PLP is pleased to announce that Alison Pickup will be joining us as our Legal Director. Alison will come to PLP from Doughty Street Chambers, where she has established a highly regarded practice acting for the vulnerable and dispossessed.…

27 May 2016


Supreme Court says ‘No’ to the residence test

Yesterday a seven-Justice Supreme Court unanimously allowed the Public Law Project’s challenge to the Government’s proposed residence test for civil legal aid, reversing the judgment of the Court of Appeal.…

19 Apr 2016

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