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Casework date: July 7, 2020  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Litigation Fund, Pro Bono Register  |  Jurisdiction(s): Northern Ireland  |  Legal action: Judicial Review, Test Case  |  Area(s) of law: Social Security

Lorraine Cox

This judicial review challenged the six-month life expectancy rule for terminally ill social security claimants. PILS Member: Law Centre NI

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Casework date: October 25, 2021  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Litigation Fund  |  Jurisdiction(s): Northern Ireland  |  Legal action: Judicial Review  |  Area(s) of law: Education

Coláiste Feirste and school transport

An Irish Medium language school successfully challenged a failure by the Department of Education to put in place adequate transport arrangements. PILS Member: POBAL

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Casework date: May 15, 2014  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Legal Support, Litigation Fund, Pro Bono Register  |  Jurisdiction(s): Northern Ireland  |  Legal action: Judicial Review, Legal Opinion, Test Case  |  Area(s) of law: Education

Drumragh Integrated College

The case clarified the importance of the statutory duty on the Department of Education to encourage and facilitate integrated education. PILS Member: Integrated Education Fund

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Casework date: January 24, 2017  | Status: Ongoing, Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Litigation Fund  |  Jurisdiction(s): Northern Ireland, UK  |  Legal action: Judicial Review  |  Area(s) of law: Brexit

Agnew and Others

The Supreme Court ruled that Parliament must authorise the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. PILS Members: Jones, Cassidy and Brett Solicitors,  Committee on the Administration of Justice and The Human Rights Consortium were applicants in the case.

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Casework date: April 17, 2019  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Awareness  |  Jurisdiction(s): UK  |  Legal action: Judicial Review  |  Area(s) of law: Social Security

No green light for Protective Costs Orders in private law cases

Costs, especially fear of costs associated with unsuccessful legal action, are understandably a major factor that can put people off pursuing a public interest case. The PILS Project was set up to break down...

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