JCWI challenge to Brexit-related changes to the Immigration Rules

PLP are representing the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)  – a small charity who promote migrants’ rights in the UK.  With our help, JCWI have issued a claim challenging Brexit-related changes to the Immigration Rules. The claim focuses on the inconsistencies between who the Government said would be excluded from the UK…

6 Nov 2018


PLP meeting UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is visiting the UK between 5 and 16 November 2018. Following on from PLP’s written submissions, published in advance of his visit, we will be attending a roundtable with him on 12 November to discuss access to justice and problem debt. PLP…


Civil society in a post-Brexit democracy

Brexit is a landmark event in the history of the UK’s constitutional development and it presents many questions for civil society organisations concerned with public law and human rights. Brexit also presents an opportunity to reflect more widely on the major challenges facing government in the next 10 years, and the corresponding challenges and opportunities…

27 Sep 2018


PLP shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards

Public Law Project has been shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018,  for our Legal Aid Support Project (LASP). The project was conceived to mitigate the impact of cuts to legal aid.   Now in its fifth year the project continues to have relevance and impact.  You can read more about our work on…

26 Sep 2018


PLP submussion to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty ahead of his UK Country visit in November 2018

PLP have written to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights ahead of his UK country visit in November 2018. We have highlighted a number of areas of concern for his consideration including: Access to justice and legal aid; benefit reform and benefit sanctioning; online justice and digitisation of the courts system;…

14 Sep 2018