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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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.
Written evidence of the Public Law Project to the Joint Committee on Human Right's inquiry into human rights: attitudes to enforcementFebruary 13 2018 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into factors which may impede individuals from using the UK’s human rights framework effectively. Our submission addresses the question of access to resources and in particular the impact of LASPO on the ability of individuals to access the courts as a means of enforcing their human rights, and focuses in particular on access to immigration advice, including the accessibility of the ECF scheme and the issues posed by advice deserts.
February 8 2018 | Guides
This guide is intended to assist legal aid providers in determining the cases where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (“ECF”) for family proceedings, and to assist providers in making successful applications for ECF.
January 30 2018 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
Ahead of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords, PLP has prepared a short briefing paper for Peers highlighting three key issues with the Bill.
Open justice and developments in the law on anonymity, access to material on the court file and reporting restrictions.December 1 2017 | Conference papers
For justice to be seen to be done requires that the public and media have access to court and access to the material underpinning public proceedings. Open justice in the modern age means more than merely a right to pass through the court doors.
December 1 2017 | Conference papers
The underlying principle is that a public authority’s objective should not be to win the case at all costs, but to assist the court in its role of ensuring the lawfulness of the decision under challenge, with a view to upholding the rule of law and improving standards in public administration
The number and diversity of public law cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of these. The selection of cases below (from September 2016 to August 2017) necessarily reflects our personal choices, and no doubt, there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised below in chronological order, with some detail.
November 22 2017 | Audio files
This session is a discussion of the latest case law on the use that can be made of Parliamentary materials in litigation.
This paper looks at the latest case law on the use that can be made of Parliamentary materials in litigation.
This paper of regulatory case summaries accompanied the 2017 seminar, which was an update on the application of judicial review principles to the regulators across a range of commercial sectors, and focuses on recent cases and also particular trends.
November 21 2017 | Case notes
Extensive note and judgment on [RLG] R(AT and ors) v SSHD. This judicial review in the Administrative Court concerns the unlawful removal of the Claimant AT following the unlawful refusal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) to accept his article 8 further submissions as a fresh claim.