Casework team

PLP casework team

Alison Pickup

Legal Director

Sara Lomri

Deputy Legal Director     

Polly Brendon


Sarah Clarke

Solicitor (currently on adoption leave)

David Oldfield


Rakesh Singh


Katy Watts


Joe Vester

Justice First Fellow / Trainee Solicitor

Matt Ahluwalia

Justice First Fellow / Pupil Barrister

Ollie Persey

Justice First Fellow


PLP Staff

Jo Hickman


Chris Igoe      

Practice Manager

Ade Lukes

Events and Resources Development Manager

Cherelle King


Emma Marshall


Rajiv Nair

Administrative Assistant

Sophie Vincett

Events Officer

Joe Tomlinson

Research Director

Information about our current and recent casework can be found here.

How to refer cases to PLP

Exceptional Case Funding

On Monday 1 April 2013, the government withdrew Legal Aid from many areas of law.  This means that many people in need of legal representation, and on a low income, can no longer access free legal representation.  If you are affected by this, you may be able to make an application to the Legal Aid Agency for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF).

PLP is able to make ECF applications and we do not charge for this service.  If you would like PLP to assess your case for an ECF application, please complete this referral form
and email it to  We aim to let you know, within a week, whether we can take your case or not.

Judicial Review

If you are a Law Firm, Advice Agency, NFP or other Legal Services Provider, you can refer cases to PLP for Judicial Review (JR).  Please bear in mind that JR must be claimed promptly and within 3 months in any event.  You should seek assistance as soon as you have the decision/act/omission that you wish to challenge.  Please send a case summary with a copy of the decision and details of means (for Legal Aid assessment) to:  We aim to notify you within a week, whether we will take your case or not.  Please note that, in receiving your email, we have not accepted your case and you and your client retain responsibility for meeting the JR deadline.

Owing to limited capacity, we are unfortunately unable to accept JR enquiries from individuals.