The president's final public law working group (PLWG) report is out and calls for an urgent review of legal aid for parents
The president's final public law working group (PLWG) report is out and calls for an urgent review of legal aid for parents.
The report follows a judiciary-led review of the family justice system, comprising two separate groups looking at private and public law (the private law report was published last April).
The PLWG, chaired by Mr Justice Keehan, was formed before the pandemic began, to investigate the steep rise in public law family cases reaching the court – a situation compounded by covid-19.
It was asked for recommendations to improve the system’s ability to address the needs of children and families at the centre of such cases. The PLWG sets out 47 core recommendations, including around su...