Readers of this blog will know what a serious threat the residence test would be to access to justice. We last covered developments here.
We understand that Public Law Project’s challenge to the residence test has now been expedited by the Supreme Court and will be heard by a panel of seven justices on the 18th and 19th of April 2016. PLP is being represented by Bindmans, who will only be paid if the case is successful. Should they lose, PLP’s liability for the Lord Chancellor’s costs have been capped at £15,000.
PLP is continuing to raise money to pay the Lord Chancellor’s costs if ordered to do so. You can find out about how to donate here.