digital courts
Briefings and consultations, Research

PLP submission to the Justice Committee inquiry on the access to justice impacts of court and tribunal reforms

In January 2019, the Justice Committee launched an inquiry into the access to justice implications of the programme of reforms underway in Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), including the increasing use of digital and video technology and the closures of courts and tribunal hearing centres. Below is PLP’s submission to this inquiry. PLP…

Research

Brexit, Immigration, and Administrative Justice

Joe Tomlinson and Byron Karemba

Tomlinson and Karemba: Tribunal Justice, Brexit, and Digitalisation Immigration Appeals in the First-tier Tribunal The Public Law Project’s research department has published an article (attached above) which surveys operations of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The article has been published in the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. It carries findings from…

27 Feb 2019

Briefings and consultations, Research

No deal, no appeal: A draft amendment to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill:

Dr Joe Tomlinson and Byron Karemba

(Amended) PLP Briefing on Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill (2019) The Public Law Project has written a briefing (attached above) for policy-makers making an argument for an amendment to be made to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill currently before Parliament. This amendment will provide for a right of appeal to…

14 Jan 2019

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 Commission 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 (non-asylum…

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, 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

Research

Legal aid and access to early advice

Mary Evenden

The overview provided in this briefing paper identifies five key issues relating to the availability of early legal advice, which arise from the reforms to civil legal aid made by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).  This briefing paper reviews existing research conducted by other organisations that documents how the…

1 May 2018

Research

Financial Barriers to Accessing Judicial Review: An Initial Assessment

Ravi Low-Beer and Joe Tomlinson

In England and Wales, questions of money and finance have become more important in the discussion around judicial review in recent years. On the claimant side, there are widespread access to justice concerns relating ot the costs of bringing a judicial review. On the government side, there has been a view taken – which has…

26 Apr 2018