An Introduction to Public Law
This guide includes answers to the questions:
- What 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.
There is a wealth of public law resources available, you may wish to consult the following:
- The ESRC published a series of articles on the Impact of Litigation and Public Law on the Quality & Delivery of Public Services in 2008.
- Numerous organisations publish guidance, reports and consultation responses, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Liberty, JUSTICE and the Child Poverty Action Group.
- There are a number of blogs that provide regular updates, including Public Law for Everyone, the UK Human Rights Blog, the UK Constitutional Law Group, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Leigh Day and many more.
- Many Chambers also publish articles and briefings, such as Blackstone Chambers, Doughty Street Chambers, Garden Court Chambers, Landmark Chambers, Matrix Chambers, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square and 11 King's Bench Walk's briefings and articles, including the Local Government Law Bulletins.
Author: The Public Law Project
Publication date: June 26 2013