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Public Law and Judicial Review

Public law applies to decisions taken by public bodies including government departments, local authorities and most regulatory bodies and also to quasi public bodies exercising public functions. It can be distinguished from private law which governs relationships between individuals and private companies.

This area of law therefore affects most of us in our everyday lives, from council issued parking tickets, to housing and benefits.

Public law governs public bodies which usually derive their authority to make decisions from Parliament in the form of legislation.

If a decision or an action is unauthorised by legislation, a public body will be in breach of legislation and public law principles.

If you believe a public body has acted unlawfully, we can guide you through the decision-makers own appeal mechanism and apply for judicial review of the decision, if necessary.

Our litigation team will try to resolve your matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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