Resources

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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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.

 

 

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    Legal aid and access to early advice

    May 1 2018 | Research | By Mary Evenden

    The overview provided in this briefing paper identifies five key issues relating to the availability of early legal advice, which arise from the reforms to civil legal aid made by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). This briefing paper reviews existing research conducted by other organisations that documents how the availability of early advice has an impact on individuals and the civil justice system.

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    Financial Barriers to Accessing Judicial Review: An Initial Assessment

    April 26 2018 | Research | By Ravi Low-Beer and Joe Tomlinson

    This report provides a high-level overview of the current debate surrounding financial barriers to accessing judicial review, and what evidence is available at present. It examines four key areas, providing a snapshot of each: court fees and system costs; party funding; lawyers' fees; costs between parties; and the debate about costs reform.

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    European (Withdrawal) Bill - Briefing for the House of Lords Report

    April 16 2018 | By Public Law Project

    Ahead of the Report Stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords, Wednesday 18th April 2018, PLP has prepared a briefing paper for Peers highlighting our key concerns with the Bill.

    PLP takes no position on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Our work around the EU (Withdrawal) Bill is intended to ensure that Brexit is a democratic success and Parliamentary sovereignty is strengthened; to minimise the availability of broad delegated legislative powers and ensure they are used appropriately; and to secure the retention of fundamental rights protections.

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    Literature Review on the Use and Impact of Litigation

    April 10 2018 | Research | By Dr Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan

    Strategic legal action is a promising, potential tool for driving change in the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. Yet it can also be costly, risky, time consuming and, under certain circumstances, counterproductive.

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    Family Law and Access to Legal Aid

    April 10 2018 | Research | By Emma Marshall, Sue Harper and Hattie Stacey

    This briefing paper examines how the cuts tolegal aid have created additional barriers to justice for many people who need to accessadvice and representation for family law matters. The paper draws on first‐hand,empirical evidence collected throughresearch conducted with family law practitioners and not‐for‐profit organisations providing support for family cases.

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    Public Law and Clinical Legal Environments

    April 5 2018 | Research | By Public Law Project

    University law clinics are a developing tool for both legal skills-based education and academic education. As well as providing students with experience of law in action and a practical base for academic enquiry, law clinics are, and should be supported as, an important means of providing practical legal work experience; especially where they can provide experience of working with clients who face social problems that many students may never face themselves.

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    The Digitalisation of Tribunals:What we know and what we need to know

    April 5 2018 | Research | By Professor Robert Thomas and Dr Joe Tomlinson

    Tribunals are a major part of the administrative justice system. The Government has begun to introduce digital procedures in tribunals but the full details of the changes remain to be seen. This report—commissioned by the UK Administrative Justice Institute—outlines ‘what we know and what we need to know’ about the digitalisation of tribunals. It takes the first steps towards establishing a research agenda for online tribunals and identifies a range of key research issues and questions.