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COURT REFORM: COMMONS COMMITTEE SAYS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FIRST

The Justice Select Committee has published its report on the court and tribunal reform programme. PLP Director Jo Hickman said: “The Justice Committee report rightly asserts that access to justice must be the primary focus for the court reform programme and that cost savings and efficiencies should come second. “The recommendations reflect many of the…

1 Nov 2019

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PLP Response to Commission on Justice in Wales report

The Commission on Justice in Wales has today published Justice in Wales for the People of Wales, a review of how the justice system operates in Wales and recommendations for its future. The Public Law Project submitted three reports to the Commission: The effects of LASPO on civil legal aid in Wales Judicial Review in…

24 Oct 2019

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Withdrawal Agreement Bill – Public Law Project briefing

Withdrawal Agreement Bill – Public Law Project briefing The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (WAB) has been ‘paused’ for now. The Bill may nevertheless resume progress through Parliament, possibly at short notice. The Public Law Project briefing on the Bill has brought to the attention of parliamentarians the unjustifiably broad delegated powers that the Bill…

23 Oct 2019

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PLP update on Freedom of establishment regulation

Speaking for the Government in yesterday’s debate on the Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi gave reassurances that the changes proposed will not impact on EU citizens’ rights and will not impose additional restrictions on EU nationals. He said: “First, with respect to the practical…

22 Oct 2019

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Freedom of Establishment Regulations briefing

EU SELF EMPLOYED WORKERS: RIGHTS UNDER THREAT FROM ‘UNLAWFUL’ REGULATIONS Regulations that could strip EU workers of the right to be self-employed in the UK are up for debate in the House of Commons on Monday as legal charity Public Law Project warns that Government plans to make use of controversial Henry VIII powers may…

18 Oct 2019