Public law


Public law is the law that regulates public bodies. It provides rules that public bodies must comply with when carrying out their functions, and avenues for individuals to gain redress when they think a public body has made a decision incorrectly or breached their regulatory rules.

Public bodies include government authorities, the NHS, schools, the prison service, and government ministers.

If you have a dispute over a decision of a government body, or other actions of theirs, you may find the following information useful. We have set out the basics of approaching a public law dispute, including:

  • Complaints procedures
  • Ombudsman schemes
  • Judicial review
  • Public law litigation
  • Using public law solicitors

If you are looking for expert legal advice on public law matters, please call us on 0800 1777 162 and let our experienced case handlers match you to the right solicitor for your needs. More information about public law can found by using the links on the rights-hand side. Alternatively, use our search engine on the top of the page.

Quick enquiry form
Area of law:

More information:

Contact Law supports the endeavours of STAE and commends all the work they are undertaking to assist in the plight of the Asian Elephant


We use cookies on the Contact Law site to help us improve it.

If you would like to allow our cookies, please click 'Continue' or carry on browsing. For more information on cookies and how to change your settings, click 'More info'.