Judicial review in Wales

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…

Evidence for the Commission on Justice in Wales

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…

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…

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

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…

Your Universal Credit Claimant Commitment – childcare responsibilities

A Claimant Commitment should help someone understand what the DWP expects from them so they can receive their Universal Credit money. If they ever have a sanction imposed on their claim, their Claimant Commitment should also help them to understand what it is that the DWP think has gone wrong. This is why it is…

Your Universal Credit Claimant Commitment – general information

Claimant Commitments should help claimants to understand what the DWP expect of them in order to receive their Universal Credit money. If a claimant ever has a sanction imposed on their claim, their Claimant Commitment should also help them to understand what it is that the DWP think has gone wrong. This is why it…

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

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…

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

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;…

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

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…

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

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…

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…

Top legal aid and access to justice cases of recent years

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…