April 4 2018 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP is concerned that by pressing ahead with court closures before allowing enough time for the modernisation programme to bed in and for evidence to be gathered and research conducted, the quality of access to justice will decrease.
February 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.
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.
October 2 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP is providing extracts from a parliamentary briefing on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to help more people understand the public law issues arising from the Bill. We have produced social media 'cards' that people can share with 'headline' issues. These link to the more detailed extracts below.
September 6 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
Ahead of the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday 07th September, PLP has prepared a briefing paper for Members highlighting our key concerns with the Bill.
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.
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 | 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.”
Response to Immigration and Asylum Appeals: Proposals to Expedite Appeals by Immigration Detainees consultationNovember 24 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP views this consultation with considerable disquiet, as it appears to be no more than a renewed attempt by Government to introduce a new DFT, notwithstanding the rejection of its recent attempt to do so by the TPC and despite the evidential deficiency identified by the TPC not having been filled.