Published: 7th June 2019 PLP’s response outlines why the Government’s indication that it will not consult on extending QOCS or the Aarhus rules is cause for concern, and why relying on CCOs to mitigate access to justice concerns is inadequate. PLP is gravely concerned that the Government is giving insufficient priority to the principle of access to justice and the constitutionally important function of judicial review. Our constitutional public law principles and access to the courts need active protection and support from the Government if they are to survive. PLP urgently calls on the Government to undertake much needed research to better understand the nature of the costs barriers so that sensible, evidence-based policy reform can be effected. Read on . . .