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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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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    Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales

    June 1 2017 | Audio files | By Mick Antoniw AM

    The Counsel General talks to The Wales Bill, Brexit, Article 50, the Miller Judgment and the Sewell Convention. This was recorded at the PLP Wales conferecne on 27 April 2017.

  • photo for PLP Impact Report and Five Year Review 2012 to 2016

    PLP Impact Report and Five Year Review 2012 to 2016

    April 13 2017 | Reports and reviews | By PLP

    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.

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    Armed Drones and Judicial Review

    January 5 2017 | Conference papers | By Sean Aughey

    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.

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    Letter from PLP to The Lord Chancellor

    January 5 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses | By Alison Pickup

    "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.”

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    Judicial Review of the Regulators 2016

    December 14 2016 | Conference papers | By Andrew Lidbetter and Jasveer Randhawa

    This paper accompanied a seminar looking at the application of judicial review principles to the regulators across a range of commercial sectors, focused on recent cases and also particular trends.