Legal Aid Schemes

This research is used to inform legal aid policy decision-makers, parliamentarians and the judiciary, and to support the wider legal aid, charity and advice sectors. In 2018 PLP set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of applications to the Exceptional Case Funding scheme to over 3,000 a year by 2020 with a 60% success rate. We aimed to achieve this through casework, training and by providing support to the legal sector. Code of practice in relation to criminal legal assistance. Adaptation of rights of indemnity in cases of advice, assistance or representation in civil proceedings. We know that every case is different from the last, and we strive to ensure that our legal services reflect this.

We work with a range of partners including legal aid providers and not-for-profit organisations, as well as academics and research bodies. If you are having difficulties with legal problems or have been accused … Read More