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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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


  • photo for Challenging Community Care Decisions after McDonald and KM

    Challenging Community Care Decisions after McDonald and KM

    October 15 2012 | Conference papers | By Stephen Broach and Stephen Cragg QC

    Issues and central principles arising out of both cases, including the assessment duty, the positive obligations owed to disabled people under Article 8 ECHR, the use of the Resource Allocation Schemes to calculate 'indicative budgets', and the duty to meet assessed needs where 'necessary'. The barristers, who between them acted for the claimants in both cases, discuss how the central principles of the cases can and should be applied in future challenges to community care decisions.

  • photo for Consultation - the impact of section 149 EA 2010

    Consultation - the impact of section 149 EA 2010

    October 2 2012 | Conference papers | By Ben McCormack

    This paper provides an analysis of Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which imposes extensive legal duties on public authorities by requiring them to pay due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and promote equality with regard to the various 'protected characteristics'. It looks at the impact of Section 149 on the requirement to consult, and the way in which public authority's own financial resources can bear upon the performances of the duty.

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    An update on Social Care Reform

    July 12 2012 | Audio files | By Frances Patterson QC

    Frances Patterson QC, Public Law Commissioner at The Law Commission, gives an update on social care reform at our Public Law and Judicial Review North conference on 12 July 2012.

  • photo for Public Law Reform: An Update on Social Care

    Public Law Reform: An Update on Social Care

    July 12 2012 | Conference papers | By Frances Patterson QC

    This paper proves an overview of the government's promise to reform the adult social care law, following the Law Commission's published proposals for reform of legislation governing care and support for older and disabled people, those with mental health problems and carers. It also analyses the government's response to the Law Commission's recommendations and consideration of the future reform of the law.

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    Judicial Review and Welfare Benefits

    July 12 2012 | Conference papers | By Desmond Rutledge

    An analysis of the issue of judicial review and welfare benefits, covering the following topics: social welfare decisions that are amenable to judicial review; delay, financial hardship and interim payments; benefit problems linked to immigration status; the enforcement of overpayments as debts.

  • photo for Litigating the Cuts: Recent Cases and Current Themes

    Litigating the Cuts: Recent Cases and Current Themes

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Louise Whitfield

    Louise Whitfield pioneered the use of the equalities duties challenge funding decisions and continues to make ground breaking cases for community groups and NGOs, using the Administrative Court. This paper explores the development of this area through the analysis of recent cases.