The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage.
Within this broad remit PLP has adopted three main objectives:
increasing the accountability of public decision-makers;
enhancing the quality of public decision-making;
improving access to justice.
Uniquely for an organisation of its kind, PLP undertakes research, policy initiatives, casework and training across the range of public law remedies.
Sir Henry Brooke (former Vice-President, Civil Division of the Court of Appeal) is PLP's Patron.
The Public Law Project was set up in 1990 as a public law resource in response to the political changes of the time – the diminishing role of the state as provider, increased privatisation of services, and the growth in public law. PLP was established as a creative, strategic legal resource that could apply its skills not only to achieving the direct enforcement of individual rights, but also to achieving wider change.
From the start, PLP has worked to tackle barriers hindering access to public law remedies, and which therefore exclude groups and individuals from the processes by which the accountability of central and local government, and the many other bodies charged with governmental functions, is maintained.
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