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What we specialise in.
Our lives are affected by decisions made by public bodies. Some examples of public bodies are government ministries, local authorities, some housing associations, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the police, the Parole Board, NHS trusts, Ombudsman, a school or university. If you think that a public body has made an unlawful decision it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
In carrying out their functions, public bodies must act in accordance with the law. This means that in reaching their decisions, public bodies must act according to public law principles. According to public law principles, public bodies must follow the proper procedure, act rationally and act within the limits of the power which has been given to them by Parliament in the laws that are passed.
Where a public body has not reached a decision according to public law principles then that decision may be unlawful. The way to challenge an unlawful decision by a public body is through a procedure known as judicial review.
A claim for judicial review is made in the High Court. The High Court looks at the way the decision has been made to determine whether it is unlawful or not.
If you think that a public body has made an unlawful decision it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. There is a strict time limit of 3 months in which to bring a claim for judicial review. If the claim is not brought within 3 months then you will have to show the Court why you missed the deadline.
We are a team of specialist lawyers with experience in advising and representing individuals in a broad range of public law matters. Some examples of these are:
We have a real passion for social justice and tenaciously defend our clients. This is reflected in our tireless efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients who are often vulnerable.