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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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012"


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    Exceptional Case Funding Briefing

    May 22 2018 | Research | By Katy Watts

    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.

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    Legal aid and access to early advice

    May 1 2018 | Research | By Mary Evenden

    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.

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    Family Law and Access to Legal Aid

    April 10 2018 | Research | By Emma Marshall, Sue Harper and Hattie Stacey

    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.

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    Exceptional Case Funding Clinics

    April 5 2018 | Research | By Emma Marshall

    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.

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    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.

  • photo for Letter from PLP to The Lord Chancellor

    Letter from PLP to The Lord Chancellor

    January 5 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses | By Alison Pickup

    "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.”

  • 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

    October 22 2015 | Conference papers | By Joanna Ludlam, Naina Patel & Iain Steele,

    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.

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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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    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.

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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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    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.

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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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    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.