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Opening Address: Discrimination law for public lawyers

Our equality laws are fragile – Dame Laura Cox QC Former Justice of the High Court, Dame Laura Cox DBE opened the Public Law Project’s inaugural Discrimination Law conference this week by sharing her view on why our equality laws are still fragile nearly ten years on from the 2010 Equality Act. Dame Laura’s wide-ranging…

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Brexit and the constitution: Still fit for purpose or broken?

The panel at PLP’s annual conference, recorded on Tuesday 16 October 2018. Chair: Prof Jeff King, University College London Panel: Prof Richard Ekins, Associate Professor, University of Oxford and Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC (Hon), Blackstone Chambers Kate O’Regan, Director, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights Alexandra Runswick, Director, Unlock…

2 Nov 2018

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PLP North Conference 2018 Resources

On the 19 July 2018, PLP held its annual North Conference at BPP Law School Manchester, on the theme of Legal Aid and Society. Below are some of the presentations and papers available from the day to share with you. On the 26 March 2018, PLP held its annual Wales Conference at Cardiff University, on the…

2 Aug 2018

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Top legal aid and access to justice cases of recent years

Alison Pickup

This paper considers some of the significant legal aid and access to justice cases since the entry into force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (‘LASPO’) in April 2013. It is organised thematically, and does not seek to be comprehensive. This paper is from the PLP North Conference 2018. Download…

2 Aug 2018

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Wales Conference 2018 – Papers and presentations

Various

On the 26 March 2018, PLP held its annual Wales Conference at Cardiff University, on the theme of Promoting Equalities for a fairer and more equal Wales. Below are some of the presentations and papers available from the day to share with you.…

26 Mar 2018

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The duty of candour: Where are we now?

Iain Steele

The underlying principle is that a public authority’s objective should not be to win the case at all costs, but to assist the court in its role of ensuring the lawfulness of the decision under challenge, with a view to upholding the rule of law and improving standards in public administration. It must therefore fairly…

1 Dec 2017

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Open justice and developments in the law on anonymity, access to material on the court file and reporting restrictions

Jesse Nicholls

It is often said that justice must not only be done, but be seen to be done. Given the sheer number of cases going through the courts, their physical inaccessibility to the vast majority of people, and the complex material relied on in the majority of cases, for justice to be seen to be done…

1 Dec 2017

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Judicial Review of the Regulators

Andrew Lidbetter and Jasveer Randhawa

This paper of regulatory case summaries accompanied the seminar 2017 which was an update on the application of judicial review principles to the regulators across a range of commercial sectors, and focuses on recent cases and also particular trends.   Download paper…

22 Nov 2017

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Parliamentary privilege, Article 9 of the Bill of Rights and admissibility

Martin Chamberlain QC and James Segan

This paper looks at the latest case law on the use that can be made of Parliamentary materials in litigation. Download paper…

22 Nov 2017

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Top public law cases of the year

Naina Patel, Alison Pickup, Nusrat Zar

The number and diversity of public law cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of these.  The selection of cases we look at (from September 2016 to August 2017) necessarily reflects our personal choices, and no doubt, there are many others that could have…

22 Nov 2017

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Armed Drones and Judicial Review

Sean Aughey

The UK Government’s use of remotely-piloted armed Reaper drones to conduct lethal strikes abroad , without placing the operator at risk of injury or capture , has given rise to considerable concerns of legality , transparency and accountability. Armed drones are not prohibited weapons under international law. However , drone strikes raise serious legal issues , which differ depending on the circumstances in which strikes are carried out.…

5 Jan 2017

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Judicial Review of the Regulators 2016

Andrew Lidbetter and Jasveer Randhawa

This paper accompanied a seminar looking at the application of judicial review principles to the regulators across a range of commercial sectors , focused on recent cases and also particular trends.…

14 Dec 2016