PLP's Resources Library is an online database holding PLP's guides, conference papers, published research and reports, recorded presentations, policy responses, and many other items. You can search the items by clicking a category or a tag on the left, or using the search function. Please note the content from conferences, such as papers and audio, are provided for public law practitioners. Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events. PLP accept no responsibility for the contents of these items.
May 18 2017
Under the Freedom of Information Act, PLP, acting on behalf of a concerned individual, has obtained information from the Home Office which reveals that a visit by its officials to Eritrea in December 2014 was made in order to discuss reducing Eritrean migration to the UK.
May 17 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
Following widespread concern about the key performance indicators used to monitor performance of the DWP’s Mandatory Reconsideration procedure, PLP has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to express its concern and request clarification.
PLP response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Legal Aid Financial Eligibility and Universal CreditMay 8 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This is PLP’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on proposed changes to financial eligibility for legal aid for Universal Credit claimants.
April 13 2017 | Reports and reviews
The report uses illustrative case studies and data analysis to summarise and explain:
PLP's Legal Aid Support Project (LASP); Casework in welfare benefits, community care, and the Special Immigration and Appeal's Commission (SIAC); PLP's Justice First Fellows; Research and policy work; Training, conferences, resources, guides and publications ... and the PLP community!
The report finishes with a summary of our recent strategic review and its results;
a re-articulation of our vision, mission and priorities more suited to current challenges.mission and priorities.
Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding ('ECF'): Applying without the assistance of an adviser or solicitorFebruary 9 2017 | Guides
It is possible to apply for ECF without help from a solicitor or adviser. Doing so is not easy but it is not impossible. This guide is intended to help you work out if this is something you want to do. If you decide that it is, it will hopefully help you apply successfully, but it is only an introduction and cannot answer every problem you might face.
January 31 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP's response addresses a number of issues, namely the lack of shared understanding of terminology, why judicial review is a 'special case' and PLP's conclusions regarding 'QOCS'.
January 5 2017 | Conference papers
The UK Government’s use of remotely-piloted armed Reaper drones to conduct lethal strikes abroad, without placing the operator at risk of injury or capture, has given rise to considerable concerns of legality, transparency and accountability. Armed drones are not prohibited weapons under international law. However, drone strikes raise serious legal issues, which differ depending on the circumstances in which strikes are carried out.
January 5 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
"We are writing further to your statement in Parliament earlier this month that you would shortly be announcing the timeline for the review of LASPO which the Government is committed to undertaking by April 2018. PLP welcomes the Government’s intention to conduct a review into the LASPO legal aid reforms which have had far reaching implications for access to justice in England and Wales.
We are taking the opportunity to write to you now with some suggestions as to the areas which the Government’s review should cover. This is a non-exhaustive list of areas of particular concern and which you will no doubt wish to consider in order to fully understand the implications for access to justice and the rule of law of the LASPO reforms, given your oath and statutory duties as Lord Chancellor.”