Welcome to Radio PLP. Here you’ll find a schedule and links for upcoming online events and links to PLP media you may have missed such as presentations conferences. If you’d like to suggest a topic or appear as part of a Radio PLP why not get in touch? Please e-mail Amelie Godfrey. Some events are free, however PLP is a charity and we do rely on events income to support our work 🙂


Public law and welfare benefits during the COVID crisis
11 June, 11:00 – 13:00
The crisis has seen a vast increase in those claiming Universal Credit, vulnerable people subject to sudden changes in circumstances and rapid action by the Government to change benefits rules. This session will help equip benefits advisers to use public law remedies during the crisis. It will include:

  • Sanctions during the lockdown
  • Universal Credit and issues such as challenging delays
  • Public law remedies and access to the courts during the crisis
  • Government support during the crisis including the benefit cap and two child limit
  • NRPF update and
  • Pre settled status benefits entitlements

There will also be a chance for participants to share issues and ask questions of presenters and other participants.
Matt Ahluwalia, Public Law Project
Carla Clarke, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
Tom Royston, Garden Court Chambers

Adam Hundt, Deighton Pierce Glynn

There are a limited number of free places for volunteer / unpaid advisers / those with no budget at this time.

Listen again

You’ll find all our recent Zoominars published as audio with accompanying power points or notes in the audio section of our resources page here:https://publiclawproject.org.uk/resources-search/?fwp_categories=audio-files

Audio files

Case law update: Costs in Judicial Review

These are the resources from the ‘Where are we now? Case law update’ session from the Costs in Judicial Review seminar, With Paul Draycott and Martin Westgate QC.

Audio files

Costs for defendants: Costs in Judicial Review

Andrew Sharland and Joanne Clement, 11KBW  

Audio files

Costs in Judicial Review: Aarhus and costs in environmental judicial review

Nina Pindham’s, No 5 Chambers, Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth and Richard Buxton

Audio files

Remote Justice: Access to courts and tribunals during the pandemic

This is the audio recording of the webinar originally held on April 8th, 2020.

PLP CLASSICS COLLECTION – From the audio Vault

Duty of candour and cooperation
Listen to Charlotte Kilroy QC, Doughty Street Chambers and Iain Steele, Blackstone Chambers give a talk on the duty of candour and cooperation at JR Trends and Forecasts 2019: Public law and technology.

Parliamentary vandalism and new human rights (2015)
Mike talks about the implications of repeal of the HRA and statutorily restricted rights; The strength and potential of the common law and international human rights obligations and the possibility of a rebalanced Constitution through the principle of legality and the rule of law

Judicial review: A healthcheck (2013)
Mike gives JR a healthcheck – looking at the body and brain of judicial review in an extended somatic metaphor. Note that the main auditorium of Herbert Smith Freehills has two very large striking portraits (approximately 8ft tall) of screaming faces , painted in harsh , disturbing blue. These are the pictures Mike refers to in the address.
The future of judicial review (2012)
Mike considers three levels of attainment in JR innovation , Bronze , Silver and Gold , in an extended metaphor with Olympic diving competitions its starting point. How far will you climb the ladder to succeed , and how elegantly will you dive and split the water?…