Resources

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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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"


  • 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.

  • 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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    Public law and the Investigatory Powers Bill

    November 18 2016 | Audio files | By Ben Jaffey, Cathryn McGahey QC, Graham Smith, Richard Hermer QC

    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’.

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    Public law in public spaces

    July 15 2016 | Conference papers | By James Stark

    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.

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    Lions under the Throne

    December 2 2015 | Research | By Stephen Sedley

    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.

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    The Value and Effects of Judicial Review

    October 15 2015 | Research | By Varda Bondy, Lucinda Platt, Maurice Sunkin

    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.

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    Private law claims in immigration detention cases

    July 1 2015 | Conference papers | By Alison Pickup, Martha Spurrier & Harriet Wistrich

    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.

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    Judicial Review Reforms Update

    October 14 2014 | Conference papers | By Zahra Al-Rikabi

    This Power Point accompanies a talk Given by Zahra (with Mike Fordham QC) on Judicial Review Reforms Update. It looks at current changes, what is proiposed and what it means for practitioners.

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    Guide to Strategic Litigation

    January 13 2014 | Guides | By The Public Law Project

    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.

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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.’

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    Judicial Review: A Healthcheck

    October 25 2013 | Audio files | By Mike Fordham QC

    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.

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    WHO GUARDS THE GUARDIANS?

    October 14 2013 | Conference papers | By The Rt Hon The Baroness Hale of Richmond

    Lady Hale's address to our Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts conference 2013, on October 14. The address looks at standing, interventions and costs.

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    Getting the Measure of Mental Health

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Eve Piffaretti and Alun Thomas

    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.