Public law

Public law

A leading law firm in public law and human rights, we have the expertise and experience to solve often complex legal problems involving public law, human rights and developing areas of law.

Public law is most easily defined as the rules and principles that guide and form the basis of challenges to the decisions and policies of public bodies such as Government, government agencies, local authorities, the NHS, schools and housing associations.

As a firm, we have wide-ranging legal expertise and are well-used to pursuing legal proceedings based on public law and human rights arguments usually by way of judicial review proceedings in the Administrative Court but also by way of leading cases in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

We have particular expertise in public law issues relating to:

    • child abuse
    • community care
    • deprivation of liberty
    • disability rights
    • health & social care
    • inquests
    • judicial review
    • medical treatment & best interests/end of life decisions/access to treatment
    • mental capacity & best interests
    • military cases
    • personal injury
    • public inquiries
    • refugee & migration support

We have an excellent reputation for groundbreaking legal work in public law and recognised expertise in relation to human rights and ‘best interests’ cases – decisions relating to medical treatment, right to life cases (for example the withdrawal of life-support or life-saving measures) and/or appropriate care and welfare decisions.

We also have particular expertise in relation to healthcare services and, for example, the often irrational and unreasonable decisions relating to access to healthcare and drug treatment.

We are frequently instructed in inquests, often arising from deaths due to negligence, for example road traffic accidents, deaths in the workplace or deaths arising from negligent medical treatment. Where necessary we can issue judicial review proceedings to challenge the decisions of coroners.

How we work

We are here to help. We are easy to talk to and have the expertise and experience to ensure we can pursue often complex but essential arguments on your behalf.

We understand public law and human rights and keep pace with rapidly changing and developing areas of law to ensure the very best legal arguments can be put forward on your behalf.

We aim to solve your problem as quickly, efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

We have Legal Services Commission contracts in public law, community care, actions against the police, child abuse and medical law and will let you know from the moment we advise you how we can help you and whether our advice can be funded with public funding (known as legal aid).

Making a claims time limits

Public law claims or issues are usually pursued by way of judicial review proceedings which must be pursued swiftly and certainly within three months of any decision being challenged though it is possible to bring proceedings beyond this time limit if you have good reason for doing so.

Public law solicitors

To arrange a discussion with a public law or human rights solicitor contact us free on 0800 0384 384. We are available to take your call twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Call us free on:

0800 0384 384

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