For over 30 years, PLP has produced independent, rigorous and impactful research on the public law system.

Our dedicated team of researchers works on a broad range of doctrinal, empirical and ethnographic projects. The team is led by Head of Research Arabella Lang and works closely with our casework and wider staff team.

You can find our research outputs here.

Why we research

PLP research aims to:

  • Improve understanding and analysis of the public law system
  • Impact and inform decision-makers who shape the public law system
  • Support public law casework

PLP is committed to transparent, objective, and rigorous research methodologies. Our research team has a strong mix of doctrinal, quantitative and qualitative skills, allowing us to use the best combination of research methods to answer a particular question.

What we are researching

See the latest research from across our priority areas: