At the thirteenth Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, held last night at Plaisterer’s Hall in Central London, the Public Law Project (PLP) was awarded the judges’ special ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award.

More usually awarded to individuals, PLP was commended as a whole for its unprecedented work testing the legality of recent reforms to legal aid. Judges cited a number of PLP’s high profile and successful test cases, and its recent research on the telephone gateway. PLP received particular praise for the skill, passion and commitment of its lawyers.

Jo Hickman, PLP’s Director said:

Within our current court system legal aid has a vital role to play in ensuring meaningful access to justice, particularly for the most vulnerable. We are honoured to have PLP’s recent work in this area recognised and celebrated by the LALY judges.’

A PDF of this press release is available here.

Notes to editors:

(1) The Public Law Project (PLP) is an independent, national legal charity, founded 25 years ago with the aims of improving the quality and transparency of public decision-making, and improving access to justice. PLP’s recent work and press releases are available online

(2) The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards is a major annual awards ceremony organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG).

(3) There is a link to PLP’s casework team page here.

(4) For further information please contact
Kamla Adiseshiah 0207 843 1267020 7843 1267 or Ade Lukes 020 7843 1266020 7843 1266

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