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Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters By Ben Baumberg Geiger (Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, and co-lead of the ‘Welfare at a (Social) Distance’ project on the benefits system during COVID-19) In a new report, we estimate that in July/August 2020, about half a … Continue reading

Going online, in a hurry

Going online, in a hurry   By Margaret Doyle (University of Essex)   In the 2011 film Contagion, Dr Ally Hextall of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) inoculates herself with a potential vaccine she has created to combat a deadly virus. In the midst of global panic, she decides to bypass the time needed … Continue reading

Young people’s participation in SEND dispute resolution: A Place at the Table roundtable discussion

This blog post summarises a recent roundtable discussion that sheds light on an aspect of administrative justice in action in everyday life: the participation of young people in resolving disputes with local authorities about their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support needs. The full report of the roundtable discussion is available to download here and for viewing … Continue reading

Extending access to Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) through the work of university law clinics

By Emma Marshall In response to some of the difficulties that individuals face in accessing Exceptional Case Funding for legal aid, Public Law Project conducted research about the role that university law clinics play in improving access to the scheme. The research finds that whilst there are some limitations for Exceptional Case Funding clinics, overall … Continue reading

A right to justice? The Bach Commission Final Report

The Bach Commission on Access to Justice was founded at the end of 2015 to develop realistic but radical proposals with cross-party appeal for re-establishing the right to justice in England and Wales as a fundamental public entitlement, equivalent to entitlement to education or healthcare. This post gives brief overview of the Commission’s recently published final … Continue reading