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Public Law is the set of legal rules and principles which govern the exercise of power by public bodies. Public bodies include government departments, local authorities, housing associations, the NHS, prison service, coroner’s courts and many more.

All public bodies must act fairly and responsibly when dealing with your access, legal rights and entitlement to public services and any problems you may have with these services.

Public bodies must always act in accordance with your human rights and abide by public law principles when making decisions. Any failure to act in such a way or reach a decision about your legal rights and entitlements can be challenged by way of complaints procedures or judicial review proceedings. 

Judicial Review

A Judicial review involves court proceedings in which a judge is asked to review the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body.

Our Public Law Solicitors have many years of experience pursuing such proceedings and we can support you though every stage of the legal process, ensuring you understand any steps you may need to take, including possible court action.

There any many funding options available depending on your particular case including No Win No Fee. Your Public Law Solicitor will advise you of the options.

For a free consultation with a Public Law Solicitor call freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us and we will call you.

For more detailed information which you can download and print, see our legal advice guide to Public Law.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.