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Resources tagged with "Access to Justice"
Press Release: High Court to hear Rights of Womens legal challenge to restore access to legal aid for victims of domestic violenceSeptember 18 2014 | Press releases
On Friday 19 September the High Court will consider whether to grant permission for Rights of Women’s legal challenge of the lawfulness of Government changes to legal aid to be heard. These changes are preventing victims of domestic abuse from getting legal aid for family cases, even when it is clear there has been violence, or there is an ongoing risk of violence. Represented by the Public Law Project and supported by the Law Society, Rights of Women argue that this is not what parliament intended.
Press Release: Public Law Project (PLP) wins residence test case. Proposals to introduce legal aid residence test are unlawful and discriminatory.July 15 2014 | Press releases
In a powerful judgment delivered today the Divisional Court has confirmed that Government proposals to introduce a “residence test” for civil legal aid are unlawful. The thrust of those proposals was to prevent those who could not prove 12 months lawful residence in the UK from accessing the legal aid scheme.
July 8 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This briefing is concerned with the proposed changes to judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. It follows on from PLP's previous briefing in March 2014.
Press Release: The Law Society backs legal challenge by Rights of Women to restore access to legal aid for victims of domestic violenceJune 10 2014 | Press releases
The Law Society is supporting a challenge brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of Rights of Women, over the lawfulness of Government changes to legal aid which are preventing victims of domestic abuse from getting legal aid for family cases, even when it is clear there has been violence, or there is an ongoing risk of violence. Rights of Women argue that this is not what parliament intended.
March 12 2014 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This briefing is concerned with the proposed changes to judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. PLP has released a shortened version of the briefing, the full briefing and a pdf of PLPs proposed amendments to the bill.
January 13 2014 | Guides
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.
November 1 2013 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
This submission is made on behalf of the Public Law Project (PLP) and is a response to the consultation 'Judicial Review: proposals for further reform. The consultation opened on Friday 6 September 2013, when the MoJ begn seeking views on proposals in a number of key areas. It closes on 1 November 2013.
October 3 2013 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses
On 6 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Justice published further proposals to reform judicial review.1 The deadline for responding to the consultation is 1 November 2013. This briefing paper addresses the proposals specifically and in the wider context of other legal reforms.