Research and policy publications

Download Law for Life's publications in PDF format, including research and recent evaluation reports:

Evaluation of the Affordable Advice Service pilot
Evaluation of the Regional Courses on Housing Rights for Trusted Intermediaries
Digital exclusion - specific issues relevant to Roma communities in the context of child protection
Submission to Justice Select Committee inquiry into access to justice impacts of the court and tribunal reforms
LASPO Implementation Review Consultation Response

LASPO Implementation Review Consultation Response The Bach Commission on Access to Justice Law for Life’s CEO Lisa Wintersteiger was pleased to give evidence to Lord Bach's Commission on Access to Justice. 

Legal needs Legal capability and the role of Public Legal Education

Research and Policy Bulletin Issue one Legal needs Legal capability and the role of Public Legal Education The report analyses the findings of the 2010 and 2012 UK Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey. 

Civil Courts structure review interim report Law for Life response

Civil Courts Structure Review interim report Law for Life response You can read the Law for Life response to the interim report on the civil courts structure review (CCSR) undertaken by LJ Briggs here. (2016) External link: Civil Courts Structure Review – Interim Report

Tenants in the private rented sector report

Tenants in the Private Rented Sector Commissioned by the TDS Charitable Foundation, Law for Life has produced a short report assessing the legal information and training resources available for tenants in the private rented sector. (2015)

How do we teach about the law

How do we teach about the law A reflection on our own methods as a contribution to what may hopefully become a rich discourse on teaching methods in public legal education and a resource for others wishing to teach PLE in their communities. (2016)  

Producing e-learning modules for high-need groups for use in a community setting - What we learnt

Producing e-learning modules for high-need groups for use in a community setting - What we learnt This post draws together the lessons we have learned from producing e-learning modules for high-need disadvantaged groups that we think might apply to similar projects. (2015) 

Law for Life Community Links Evaluation report

Law for Life Community Links Evaluation report This report summarises findings from evaluation of the public legal education (PLE) delivered by Law for Life as part of the Early Action Advice project led by Community Links. 

Meeting the information needs of litigants in person

Meeting the information needs of litigants in person This report follows the 2011 Civil Justice Council report ‘Access to Justice for Litigants in Person’. (2014) 

Law for everyday life: evaluation report

Law for everyday life: evaluation report (500 kb) Evaluation report of  Law for Life's education project 'Law for everyday life.' The project ran legal learning courses for users of three advice agencies across London from May to December 2012. (2013) 

Public Legal Education Evaluation Framework

Public Legal Education Evaluation Framework (600 kb) The evauation framework provides the resources needed to evaluate public legal education projects, setting out the evaluation goals, measures and research methods needed to assess the impact of PLE. (2011) 

Measuring Young People's Legal Capability

Measuring Young People's Legal Capability (1 mb) A report of an exploratory study on young people’s legal capability carried out with the Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS). The study signifies an important new approach to looking at the need for and delivery of public legal education. 2009 

Knowledge, capability and experience of rights problems

Knowledge, capability and experience of rights problems (800 kb) Research undertaken by the Legal Services Research Centre into the knowledge and capability of the population of England and Wales in the context of social and civil legal issues. The research was based on interviews with 10,000 randomly selected people and used data taken from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey. 2010 

Developing capable citizens: the role of public legal education

Developing capable citizens: the role of public legal education Landmark report from the Public Legal Education and Support (Pleas) Task Force, published in 2007. 

Education implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey

Education implications from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey (250 kb) This research annexe to the Public Legal Education and Support (PLEAS) Task Force Report details findings from the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey (CSJS). The focus of the report is on survey results that have public legal education implications. (2007) 

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