Legal aid is an essential means by which access to justice is secured in the UK. PLP aims to use a combination of legal casework, policy work, training and research  to improve access to the current civil legal aid scheme, as well as helping to shape it for the future. Ultimately, we would like to see a legal aid scheme that provides meaningful access to justice, which is accessible to those who need it, able to provide effective legal advice, and sustainable in the long-term.

In this section of PLP’s website, you can find:

  1. General information about the PLP’s work relating to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO);
  2. Information about the legal cases about LASPO that PLP has been involved in;
  3. The reports and briefings about LASPO and legal aid that PLP has produced;
  4. Whether legal aid could be available for a particular case;
  5. PLP’s work on Exceptional Case Funding and whether it could be available in a particular case, including guides for individuals and for advisors.