Introduction to public law

guide includes answers to the questions:

  • intro to public law guideWhat is public law?
  • What is a public body?
  • Where do public authorities get their legal authority from?
  • How can public law decisions affect you?
  • What are public law wrongs?
  • What is maladministration?
  • How can public law help you?
  • What is judicial review?
  • What are complaints proceduresand ombudsman schemes?
  • What remedies can public law offer you?

It also covers time limits, costs and issues such as data access and Freedom of Information Act requests.

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PLP has always provided invaluable research on how public policy issues play out on the ground. PLP’s research into
settling judicial review cases played a critical role in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Bahta, which has hugely improved the position of claimant lawyers.

Richard Clayton QC