Guides

An introduction to public law

This introductory guide explains what public law is, with sections on consultations, complaints procedures and ombudsman schemes, stature appeals and judicial review. An introduction to public law…

10 Jul 2018

Guides

How to get legal aid Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) in housing law

Public Law Project

This guide is intended to assist legal aid providers with a housing contract in determining where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (“ECF”) for your clients and to assist advisers in making successful applications for ECF. How to get ECF in housing law…

10 Jul 2018

Guides

Making an Effective Complaint to a Public Body

The Public Law Project

A short guide to making an effective complaint to a public body.…

6 Jul 2018

Guides

How to get Exceptional Case Funding for immigration cases

Public Law Project

This guide is intended to assist legal aid providers in determining the cases where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for immigration proceedings, and to assist providers in making successful applications for ECF. Download here…

19 Jun 2018

Guides

Commissioning: Understanding and using the law for smaller organisations

Joe Vester

Commissioning and procurement is how government and public bodies (whether they be the NHS, a local council or a government department) make contracts with others to provide services. This could be a one-off contract to build a new road, or to provide long-term healthcare for a town, and anything in between. Commissioning has become more…

24 May 2018

Guides

How to get legal aid Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) in Welfare Benefits cases

Public Law Project

This guide is intended to assist welfare rights advisers and legal aid providers with a welfare benefits contract in determining where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for your clients and to assist advisers in making successful applications for ECF. ECF is potentially available in a range of welfare benefits…

5 Apr 2018

Guides

How to get legal aid Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) in family law

PLP

This guide is intended to assist legal aid providers in determining the cases where it might be appropriate to apply for ECF for family proceedings, and to assist providers in making successful applications for ECF. Most private family law proceedings were removed from the scope of legal aid by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment…

8 Feb 2018

Guides

Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding (‘ECF’): Applying without the assistance of an adviser or solicitor

PLP

It is possible to apply for ECF without help from a solicitor or adviser. Doing so is not easy but it is not impossible. This guide is intended to help you work out if this is something you want to do. If you decide that it is , it will hopefully help you apply successfully , but it is only an introduction and cannot answer every problem you might face.…

9 Feb 2017

Guides

Access to Justice and Legal Aid for Separated Children in the UK

Polly Brendon

Legal aid is vital to ensure that those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer are able to access to justice. Prior to April 2013 , legal aid was generally available to separated migrant children for all immigration applications that they may need to make , e.g. for cases which raised either asylum or Article 8 ECHR/EEA grounds , or a mixture.

Now , with a few exceptions , it is available only for protection claims…

24 Nov 2016

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How to Apply for Legal Aid Funding for Judicial Review

The Public Law Project

This guide is intended for practitioners who do not apply for judicial review funding on a regular basis , or who could do with some clarification on aspects of the criteria.…

15 Sep 2016

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A guide to support under Section 17 Children Act 1989

Clare Jennings , The Public Law Project

The purpose of this guide is to assist voluntary organisations working with destitute migrant families to identify which families can access support from social services. The guide is intended to help advisers advocate on behalf of their clients and to know when to refer a case to a solicitor. This guide is not intended to be a substitute for specialist legal advice.…

31 Jul 2014

Guides

The Basics of Tribunal Representation

Edward Jacobs , Judge of the Upper Tribunal

A short guide to the basics of representation at Tribunals.…

20 Mar 2014