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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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.
Resources tagged with "Public Law"
April 17 2014 | Conference papers
This paper aims to give a general overview of the use of mediation in the context of challenges against local authority decisions by parents of children with special educational needs (SEN). It briefly describes the main external mechanisms (as opposed to internal complaints procedures) for resolving or determining SEN disputes.
March 20 2014 | Conference papers
Sir Henry Brooke's opening address to our Public Law for Private Law Practitioners conference, 4 March 2014. The address looks at how Public Law has evolved and diversified away from private law in recent decades.
March 12 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This short briefing has been produced in response to proposed changes to judicial review in the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. It details why the proposals in the bill should concern all sectors of civil society, and what you can do about them. PLP has also produced an outline letter that you can personalise and send your MP.
January 13 2014 | Guides
This guide has been produced to provide individuals and community groups with information to promote a better understanding of how to challenge decisions of public bodies. It is intended for non-lawyers, for community and voluntary sector groups and for individuals. It is not intended for litigants in person (ie those who go to court without a lawyer to assist them), and in no way replaces the need for expert legal advice. Instead, it is designed to help non-lawyers understand the judicial review process, to navigate their way through it, and to get the best out of the lawyers they will undoubtedly need.
November 8 2013 | Conference papers
There are by now so many JR cases, which cover such a broad range of topics that a talk such as this is necessarily nothing more than a personal choice, and cannot hope to be comprehensive. What is set out below is merely a few cases from 2013 which may be of general interest. There will be many others which are relevant to your particular cases and practices.
July 17 2013 | Conference papers
With legal aid for JR under threat, practitioners may want to consider alternatives. Ombudsman decisions themselves are amenable to JR. Representations to the Ombudsman are free, claimants don’t need a lawyer - and in a landscape in which the government appears only to be prepared to fund legal advice for itself, that’s of increasing significance.
Although there are some disadvantages to using the Ombudsman, there are also advantages, both are considered in this paper.