Public Law

Public law refers to the relationship between public bodies such as government
departments and local authorities, and individuals.

Public law is a highly specialised area and our Solicitors have in-depth experience in challenging government department decisions via Judicial Review.
This area of law requires meticulous preparation, intelligent research, and the ability to work with Counsel on complex issues.

“I highly recommend MTG Solicitors. Very professional and efficient. From the first interaction to the last I feel I was in good hands. I believe that I achieved the result I wanted because of the well-informed advice given. Very professional work ethic and I am very happy with the outcome.”

As a firm, we have achieved the Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society. The Lexcel accreditation is held by only 1,637 law firms in England and Wales (out of approximately 11,000 firms). It demonstrates that MTG Solicitors has met the demanding standards required in the areas of client care, information management, file and case management, among others.

What is public law?

Public law refers to the relationship between public bodies such as government departments and local authorities, and individuals. Public bodies must act lawfully, rationally, and fairly and recognise and respect a person’s human rights.

If a person feels that a public body has acted unlawfully, irrationally, unfairly, or has failed to recognise their human rights, they can apply for Judicial Review. This is where a Court decides if a public body’s decision was lawful, rational, fair, and/or in line with human rights. If they find it was not, the Court can quash the public body’s decision, order the public body to reconsider their original decision in light of the Court’s findings, make a declaration, or order an injunction. They also have the discretion to award damages; however, this seldom occurs.

How can MTG Solicitors assist with public law?

We can advise and represent you on Judicial Review matters with applying for and (if permission is granted) bringing a Judicial Review against any public body. Judicial Review is a remedy of last resort, meaning that you must explore all other avenues, (for example contacting the relevant Ombudsman) before making an application to the Court. Judicial Review is an expensive process. Therefore, we will carefully evaluate your case and ensure that bringing a Judicial Review is in your best interests. If another resolution process is available, we will provide you with the advice and representation you need to pursue it. However, if Judicial Review is appropriate, we will work tenaciously and tirelessly to obtain a successful result. It is important to note that in most cases, we manage to resolve matters outside of court, saving you the stress and expense of litigation.

To speak with one of our public and human rights law team, please call us on 020 8754 5577 or complete the online form.