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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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 "Access to Justice"
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 5 2018 | Research
Tribunals are a major part of the administrative justice system. The Government has begun to introduce digital procedures in tribunals but the full details of the changes remain to be seen. This report—commissioned by the UK Administrative Justice Institute—outlines ‘what we know and what we need to know’ about the digitalisation of tribunals. It takes the first steps towards establishing a research agenda for online tribunals and identifies a range of key research issues and questions.
April 4 2018 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
PLP is concerned that by pressing ahead with court closures before allowing enough time for the modernisation programme to bed in and for evidence to be gathered and research conducted, the quality of access to justice will decrease.
November 22 2017 | Conference papers
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.
November 21 2017 | Case notes
Extensive note and judgment on [RLG] R(AT and ors) v SSHD. This judicial review in the Administrative Court concerns the unlawful removal of the Claimant AT following the unlawful refusal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) to accept his article 8 further submissions as a fresh claim.
PLP response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Legal Aid Financial Eligibility and Universal CreditMay 8 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This is PLP’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on proposed changes to financial eligibility for legal aid for Universal Credit claimants.
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.
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 15 2015 | Research
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.
October 22 2014 | Conference papers
Legal aid has been removed from large areas of litigation and many vulnerable people are affected. Exceptional funding provides the only safety net. This paper explains how to challenge a refusal of exceptional funding by the LAA, and get funding for that challenge.