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Resources tagged with "Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012"
May 22 2018 | Research
This briefing paper looks at the history of ECF funding, including application and success rates, the accessibility of the scheme and major litigation that occured concerning its operation. The paper draws conclusions as to whether the scheme is in fact providing a safety net for those otherwise excluded from the legal aid.
May 1 2018 | Research
The overview provided in this briefing paper identifies five key issues relating to the availability of early legal advice, which arise from the reforms to civil legal aid made by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). This briefing paper reviews existing research conducted by other organisations that documents how the availability of early advice has an impact on individuals and the civil justice system.
April 10 2018 | Research
This briefing paper examines how the cuts tolegal aid have created additional barriers to justice for many people who need to accessadvice and representation for family law matters. The paper draws on first‐hand,empirical evidence collected throughresearch conducted with family law practitioners and not‐for‐profit organisations providing support for family cases.
April 5 2018 | Research
The research presented here focuses on the feasibility of developing access to legal aid through the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme, by setting up and running ECF projects in university law schools. This report contributes to PLP’s existing research undertaken in partnership with university law clinics,1 which seeks to develop knowledge and understanding about the opportunities that clinical legal education programmes offer for extending access to justice.
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.
January 5 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
"We are writing further to your statement in Parliament earlier this month that you would shortly be announcing the timeline for the review of LASPO which the Government is committed to undertaking by April 2018. PLP welcomes the Government’s intention to conduct a review into the LASPO legal aid reforms which have had far reaching implications for access to justice in England and Wales.
We are taking the opportunity to write to you now with some suggestions as to the areas which the Government’s review should cover. This is a non-exhaustive list of areas of particular concern and which you will no doubt wish to consider in order to fully understand the implications for access to justice and the rule of law of the LASPO reforms, given your oath and statutory duties as Lord Chancellor.”
November 24 2016 | Guides
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
September 15 2016 | Guides
This guide is intended for practitioners who do not apply for judicial review funding on a regular basis, or who could do with some clarification on aspects of the criteria.
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.
October 22 2015 | Conference papers
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 below (from September 2014 to July 2015) necessarily reflects our personal choice, and no doubt there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked four cases. They are summarised below in chronological order.