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 procedures and 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 2000 requests.

There is a wealth of public law resources available and you may wish to consult the following: