Category: Policy, briefings and consultation responses

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    Problems with 'The Repeal Bill'

    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.

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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.”

  • Immigration Law update note

    November 24 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses | By Rakesh Singh

    This is a note prepared by PLP's Rakesh Singh for the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) on changes to the Home Office policy on when JR will not suspend removal. It has been included in the ILPA mailing for November 2016 and was part of a talk prepared for the working group on removals, detention and offences on 10/11/16.

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    Judicial review consultation alert

    The latest statistical assertion made by the MoJ, regarding growth in judicial review claims, questioned by PLP.

    On 29 October, the policy team at the Ministry of Justice held a web chat ‘to give [those responding to the consultation] an opportunity to comment and ask questions on a proposed package of reforms governing the process of judicial review.’