Briefings and consultations, Research

Judicial review in Wales

Public Law Project and Dr Sarah Nason

Judicial Review in Wales This one of three submissions to the Wales Committee on Justice in Wales.  The others are on digitalisation  and justice in Wales and The effects of LASPO on civil legal aid in Wales In this submission we note the following key conclusions about judicial review in Wales: • The ordinary civil…

6 Nov 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

Evidence for the commission on Justice in Wales

Dr Joe Tomlinson

Evidence for the Commission on Justice in Wales on digitalisation and justice in Wales. This is one of three submissions made by PLP to the Commission on Justice in Wales. The others concern judicial review in Wales, and the Effects of LASPO on civil legal aid in Wales. From the the report: Digitalisation in the…

6 Nov 2018

Briefings and consultations

Evidence to the Procedure Committee for its inquiry “Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation”

Public Law Project

PLP has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Procedure Committee’s Inquiry, “Exiting the European Union: Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation”. PLP takes no position on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Our work around Brexit is intended to ensure that Parliament is appropriately sovereign, the executive held to account, and the interests of…

2 Oct 2018

Briefings and consultations, Reports and reviews

PLP’s Submission to the Post-Implementation Review of LASPOA 2012

Public Law Project

This is a comprehensive response drawing on PLP’s Legal Aid Support Project covering five years of casework, litigation, research, training and policy work. PLP’s submission to the LASPO Post implementation review…

27 Sep 2018

Briefings and consultations

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

Public Law Project

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

Briefings and consultations

Response to the Post-Implementation Review of Part II of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Public Law Project

This is PLP’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s Post-Implementation Review of Part II of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012(“LASPO”). You can read our response below. PLP’s response to consultation on LASPO Part II PIR call for evidence Our response also refers to our submissions to Lord Justice Jackson’s review…

24 Aug 2018

Briefings and consultations

Response to Consultation on Changes to Part 39 of the Civil Procedure Rules

Public Law Project

One of PLP’s specific focus areas is digitalisation, and the online court in particular. The introduction of online courts will lead to a transformation of the way millions of people interact with the justice system in the UK. The potential impact on access to justice is huge. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is seeking views…

23 Aug 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

The gap between the legal aid means regulations and financial reality

Isaac Richardson

This paper will first summarise the means regulations. It will then explore the discord between the regulations and financial reality, and the way in which this can exclude applicants who lack the resources needed to maintain an acceptable standard of living, let alone pay for legal services. Finally, it will identify two household types who…

12 Jul 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

LASPO briefing: Public Law Project Litigation

Matthew Ahluwalia

The Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), and the subsequent secondary legislation, significantly changed the way that civil legal aid operates. Changes were made not only to the scope of legal aid, but also to the procedures and processes that clients and lawyers had to follow in order to access funding…

14 Jun 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

The effects of LASPO on civil legal aid in Wales

Sue Harper

This briefing paper explores effects of the LASPO reforms on civil legal aid provision in Wales. It draws on Welsh and UK Government statistics and reports; publications by legal professional bodies, Parliamentary Committees, Independent Commissions and the voluntary sector; academic sources; informal consultations with solicitors and advice charities. Download here…

14 Jun 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

Exceptional Case Funding Briefing

Katy Watts

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) limited the availability of civil legal aid, removing large areas of law from within scope of legal aid. In response to concerns about LASPO, the government included a provision for funding to be made available in certain cases, which would otherwise be outside of…

22 May 2018

Briefings and consultations, Research

The Civil Legal Advice Telephone Gateway

This briefing paper provides an overview of the PLP research report ‘Keys to the Gateway: an Independent Review of the Mandatory Civil Legal Advice Gateway.’ The introduction of the mandatory CLA Gateway for Debt, Discrimination, and Special Educational Needs marked a major shift in the delivery of publicly funded legal advice. This briefing looks at…

22 May 2018