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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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


  • photo for Top public law cases of the year

    Top public law cases of the year

    November 22 2017 | Conference papers | By Naina Patel, Alison Pickup, Nusrat Zar

    The number and diversity of public law cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of these. The selection of cases below (from September 2016 to August 2017) necessarily reflects our personal choices, and no doubt, there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised below in chronological order, with some detail.

  • 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.

  • Access to Justice and Legal Aid for Separated Children in the UK

    November 24 2016 | Guides | By Polly Brendon

    Legal aid is vital to ensure that those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer are able to access to justice. Prior to April 2013, legal aid was generally available to separated migrant children for all immigration applications that they may need to make, e.g. for cases which raised either asylum or Article 8 ECHR/EEA grounds, or a mixture.





    Now, with a few exceptions, it is available only for protection claims

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    Top Public Law Cases of the Year 2016

    November 2 2016 | Conference papers | By Monica Carss-Frisk QC, Iain Steele & Nusrat Zar

    The number and diversity of JR cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of the Administrative Court’s workload. The selection of cases here (from September 2015 to August 2016) necessarily reflects our personal choice, and no doubt there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised in chronological order.

  • photo for Lions under the Throne

    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.

  • photo for An Independent Review of the Mandatory Civil Legal Advice Gateway

    An Independent Review of the Mandatory Civil Legal Advice Gateway

    March 2 2015 | Research | By Ben Hickman & David Oldfield

    This research paper considers the extent to which the Ministry of Justice review of the Mandatory Civil Legal Advice Telephone Gateway engages with the key legislative and policy intentions behind it, as well as the extent to which the Gateway, as implemented, meets those intentions.

  • photo for Pre-Permission Costs: Reducing the risk of non-payment

    Pre-Permission Costs: Reducing the risk of non-payment

    August 14 2014 | Conference papers | By Karen Ashton and Anne McMurdie

    This paper and related presentation examines the anticipated impact of the new regulations which remove entitlement to payment by legal aid for costs in judicial review where either the case ends prior to permission being granted or permission is refused.

  • photo for Obtaining exceptional funding under LASPO - is it worth applying?

    Obtaining exceptional funding under LASPO - is it worth applying?

    August 14 2014 | Conference papers | By Carol Storer and Tom Royston

    Exceptional funding will only be available to people whose human rights or European Union rights



    would be breached if they did not have legal aid. The Government intends this to be a high threshold and envisages that only a small number of cases will get exceptional funding. This paper and workshop notes examines when your case may be eligible for exceptional funding, and what you need to show to obtain it.

  • photo for Guide to Strategic Litigation

    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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    Ombudsman v JR

    July 17 2013 | Conference papers | By Sarah Clarke

    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.

  • photo for Funding and Costs Issues in Judicial Review

    Funding and Costs Issues in Judicial Review

    July 11 2013 | Conference papers | By Ben McCormack and Lisa Richardson

    The government is seeking to apply significant restrictions on funding for JRs (on top of those imposed by LASPO 2012). At the same time, the courts have been clarifying the principles governing costs recovery. This seminar will provide practical tips and advice to help claimant lawyers sustain a JR practice into the future.

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    Funding Public Law Challenges

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Louise Whitfeld and Tim Buley

    This presentation looks at the Legal Aid reforms and the options open to both individuals and organisations seeking to use the Administrative Court - including Protective Costs Orders (PCOs), Conditional Fee Agreement (CFAs), third party funding and the importance of the Bhata judgement for costs recovery in the wake of a public body conceding before hearing.

  • photo for Costs and Funding in Judicial Review: A Claimant's Guide

    Costs and Funding in Judicial Review: A Claimant's Guide

    October 13 2011 | Conference papers | By Tim Buley and Jamie Beagent

    This paper covers a range of issues, including Legal Aid reforms, CFA funding - including the Jackson reforms, Protective Costs Orders, Companies as vehicles for litigation, third party funding, tips on recovery your costs and adverse costs risks of JR by stages.

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    Funding Public Law Cases

    July 13 2011 | Conference papers | By Diane Astin

    Examination of: legal aid for judicial review; Protective Costs Orders (PCO); Condition Fee Agreements (CFA); the implications of the Jackson costs proposals.