Public Law

Public Law Solicitors

We are one of the leading Public Law and Community Care teams in the UK specialising in Judicial Review litigation and one of a small number to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. Our team of specialist solicitors has decades of experience acting in sensitive, high profile and complex matters. We act for individuals in a wide range of Public Law and Community Care work.

Judicial review (JR) is the process by which the High Court examines the decisions of public bodies and considers whether they are lawful. 

The decisions, acts, and failures to act by public bodies exercising public functions are all potentially challengeable by JR.

The grounds for JR are illegality, irrationality and procedural impropriety. 

JR can be an expensive and time-consuming process; it is often the last mechanism people have for checking that public bodies are acting lawfully in the decisions they make or policies they implement. It is therefore crucial for upholding the rule of law.

How we can help

We routinely provide advice and assistance in challenging decisions in the following non-exhaustive list of areas:

  • Local Authority support (for both adults and children)
  • Home Office Asylum Support
  • Age disputes
  • Human Rights violations
  • Government Inquiry work
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Claims against the Police
  • HM Prison Service – decisions made by the Secretary of State for Justice and/or Parole Board
  • Court of Protection matters
  • Decisions made by NHS Trusts
  • Other (e.g. any delayed act / decision by any public body, tribunal decisions that cannot be challenged on appeal)

Why choose Bhatia Best?

Our award-winning Public Law and Community Care team has a national reputation for excellence. Our team provides high quality legal advice and representation across a broad range of issues. We have a proven track record of success in the most complex and serious matters.

Legal aid may be able to cover the cost of legal advice and representation. Contact us if you would like to check whether you are eligible for public funding. If you are not eligible, we can discuss our private funding arrangements, including fixed fees.