Permission granted in residence test challenge.

PLP has been granted permission to challenge the introduction of the residence test for legal aid. The proposed test would exclude from entitlement to civil legal aid those people with strong cases but no money to pay for legal representation, who (a) are not lawfully resident in the UK and (b) have not been lawfully resident for 12 months.…

24 Jan 2014


Invite to the next meeting of the Deaf & Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPO) Legal Network.

Topic: Under attack: disabled peoples access to justice. Update on what is happening and how we can respond

Speakers: Nick Armstrong: Barrister Matrix Chambers; Ravi Low-Beer: The Public Law Project and disability rights campaigners (tbc)

23 Jan 2014


Low Commission publishes report

From LAG’s website:

The independent commission established by LAG and led by the cross-bench peer Lord Low has published its report today, 9th January. The Commission is calling for urgent reforms to ensure ordinary people can get the help they need to deal with employment, debt, housing and other social welfare law problems.…

9 Jan 2014


Government should re-consider legal aid proposals, Says human rights Committee

This report is taken largely from the Joint select Committee’s own pages at…

13 Dec 2013


Government appeal against Work Capability Assessment discrimination ruling is rejected

The Court of Appeal today (4 December 2013) rejected the Government’s appeal against a landmark ruling by the Upper Tribunal that the Work Capability Assessment discriminates against people with mental health problems. Ravi Low-Beer, of The Public Law Project, acted as the claimant’s solicitor.…

4 Dec 2013

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