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Public Law

 

Public Law or ‘Administrative’ Law involves challenges to unlawful acts by public bodies, including local authorities, government departments NHS bodies, the Police, DSS, etc.

It is important that people can hold public bodies to account and challenge them when things go wrong. We can help you to identify if your rights, your community’s right or the rights of your family are being challenged or undermined and clearly advise on the road ahead.

Our Public Law specialists have significant expertise in:

The following are examples of public law cases undertaken:

  • Challenges to hospital closures & downgrades
  • A challenge to school reorganisation & closure – see our Education Law service page for more
  • A challenge to library closures
  • A challenge to the grant of planning permission in environmental maters such as incinerators, wind farms, etc.
  • Article 2 Inquests

These are just examples. If you have a Public Law problem involving any public authority, please contact us today to see how we can help.

Act Quickly

It is vitally important that one acts quickly to bring a Judicial Review case against a public body. The timeframes are very short – most cases must be brought promptly and within three months of the decision, but some, such as planning, environmental and procurement cases may need to be brought even quicker.

Who We Act For

Watkins & Gunn represent a wide range of clients in Public Law cases, including:

  • Individuals
  • Action and campaigning groups
  • Charities
  • Professional associations
  • Unions
  • Nurseries, schools and colleges
  • Companies

We have a legal aid franchise with the Legal Aid Agency and we are committed to public funded work where available but also with private funding, fixed fees and group funding arrangements where necessary.

Your Problem Solved

We have decades of experience in helping individuals, groups and organisations with Administrative / Public Law matters and our clients love to refer us on, thanks to our professionalism, expertise, success and clarity on costs and legal advice.

We’ll give you jargon-free advice without any hidden costs.

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

COVID-19 

We are very much open for business during the “Firebreak” in Wales.

We fully support efforts to control the spread of the pandemic and cannot offer face-to-face appointments at this time. We will however continue to provide our services remotely between 8.30am and 5pm.

Go to our CoVid 19 page for more information.

Stay safe and well.