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 Public law is a very fast-moving area and some of the information will be out of date or overtaken by events.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 "Human Rights Act 1998"
May 24 2018 | Guides
This toolkit is intended to help small organisations understand commissioning law better and
give some ideas about how to avoid common commissioning problems.
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.
April 12 2018 | Conference papers
Speech delivered to the Public Law Project Wales Conference by Jeremy Miles AC/AM, Counsel General for Wales, on 26 March 2018
April 10 2018 | Research
Strategic legal action is a promising, potential tool for driving change in the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. Yet it can also be costly, risky, time consuming and, under certain circumstances, counterproductive.
April 5 2018 | Guides
This guide is intended to assist welfare rights advisers and legal aid providers with a welfare benefits contract in determining where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for your clients and to assist advisers in making successful applications for ECF.
University law clinics are a developing tool for both legal skills-based education and academic education. As well as providing students with experience of law in action and a practical base for academic enquiry, law clinics are, and should be supported as, an important means of providing practical legal work experience; especially where they can provide experience of working with clients who face social problems that many students may never face themselves.
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.
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.
February 8 2018 | Guides
This guide is intended to assist legal aid providers in determining the cases where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (“ECF”) for family proceedings, and to assist providers in making successful applications for ECF.
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.