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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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 "Policy"
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.
April 13 2017 | Reports and reviews
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.
November 24 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
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.
November 18 2016 | Audio files
The investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) provides a legal framework to UK state surveillance, purporting to balance personal privacy with the needs of state to provide security and prevent fraud and terrorism. The panellists disucss the public law issues arising from the so called ‘snoopers charter’.
July 15 2016 | Conference papers
In the last 20 years or so Parliament has provided a rash of purportedly civil remedies to address various types of nuisance or anti-social behaviour. This began with housing ASB injunctions under the Housing Act 1996 which were significantly extended by the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, the ASBO of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which whilst originally a stand alone civil remedy became most used after sentencing from criminal offences that constituted such behaviour, to follow have been gang related violence (and now drug dealing) injunctions and there have been or are a number of others such as football banning orders.
May 12 2016 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
Evidence of the Public Law Project to the Labour Review of Legal Aid.We welcome the opportunity to provide written evidence to the Bach Commission. The evidence sets out our direct experience of the impact of the LASPO cuts, and the conclusions that we are able to draw from that experience.
December 2 2015 | Research
Sir Stephen Sedley and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have allowed us to publish the introduction to Lions under the Throne, Essays on the History of English Public Law. The first part of this chapter sketches the early growth of English public law. The second part tries to describe what it was like to be involved in the modern take-off of public law as it roused itself from its long sleep.
Judicial Review and the Rule of Law: An Introduction To The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, Part 4October 22 2015 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
The result of a collaborative project with The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and The Public Law Project, this work aims to provide an introduction to the latest changes to judicial review practice and procedure. Setting the latest changes from Parliament in their constitutional context, we hope that our work will help inform the Act’s interpretation and its early application.
October 15 2015 | Research
The process through which legal redress may be obtained against public authorities is often criticised as being politicised, of little value to claimants, and burdensome on public bodies. Based on the largest empirical study of judicial review outcomes to date, Varda Bondy, Lucinda Platt and Maurice Sunkin explain how the process can actually benefit claimants, and improve policy and practice.
July 1 2015 | Conference papers
This paper covers some of the key issues that arise in private law immigration detention claims, as opposed to public law claims. It is not exhaustive but aims to provide an overview of the points that lawyers bringing civil claims need to be aware of. The session is intended to be discursive and we are happy to deal with any questions or conundrums as we go along, either arising out of the areas covered below, or relating to other issues that come up in immigration detention civil claims.
October 22 2014 | Conference papers
Legal aid has been removed from large areas of litigation and many vulnerable people are affected. Exceptional funding provides the only safety net. This paper explains how to challenge a refusal of exceptional funding by the LAA, and get funding for that challenge.
July 25 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
Briefing for Peers on Part 4 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill, in advance of it reaching the House of Lords Committee stage.
July 8 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This briefing is concerned with the proposed changes to judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. It follows on from PLP's previous briefing in March 2014.
March 12 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This briefing is concerned with the proposed changes to judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. PLP has released a shortened version of the briefing, the full briefing and a pdf of PLPs proposed amendments to the bill.
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 1 2013 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This submission is made on behalf of the Public Law Project (PLP) and is a response to the consultation 'Judicial Review: proposals for further reform. The consultation opened on Friday 6 September 2013, when the MoJ begn seeking views on proposals in a number of key areas. It closes on 1 November 2013.
October 30 2013 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
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.’
October 25 2013 | Audio files
Mike gives JR a healthcheck - looking at the body and brain of judicial review in an extended somatic metaphor. Note that the main auditorium of Herbert Smith Freehills has two very large striking blue portraits (approximately 8ft tall) of screaming faces, painted in harsh, disturbing blue. These are the pictures he refers to in the address.
April 4 2012 | Conference papers
This paper considers changes made to the legislative arrangement in respect of the rights of people with mental health problems in Wales by the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 and how those rights can be enforced. The authors analyse how the Measure was drafted, its implementation via associated Regulations and what the likely impact will be.