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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

New resource: Litigants in Person Network

By Ella Playfair The Litigant in Person Network (the Network) is an new online platform which aims to connect a wide range of people with a common goal of improving access to justice. Coordinated by the Litigant in Person Support Strategy, and supported by The Legal Education Foundation, the Network is a place for interested … Continue reading

Researching users’ perspectives – report from a UKAJI workshop

On 26 January 2017, UKAJI hosted an interactive workshop on researching the perspectives of users of administrative justice. Below are a summary of the event and links to papers and presentations. Background Understanding ‘users’ perspectives’ is one of the most sought-after aspects within administrative justice and also one of the most complex to research and … Continue reading

International workshop on measuring effective access to justice – an overview

  The following overview sets out a summary of a recent workshop on access to justice hosted by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). It was held in Paris, at the OECD Conference Centre, on 3-4 November 2016. By Cris Coxon About the workshop The Open Society … Continue reading