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 for legal services.

The Public Law Project (PLP) has, since its inception, been at the forefront of issues around access to justice and the Rule of Law. PLP has acted as both instructing solicitors and as a client in some of the most significant cases about LASPO. This briefing paper provides a short summary of the cases that PLP has been involved in.

PLP’s LASPO Litigation