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Public Law

“Consistently excellent” Legal 500 (2018)

We know that when you are on the wrong end of a government decision, be it national or local, you will feel confused, concerned, and anxious to know if the decision is lawful or not. Our public law department is here to help, and to seek redress for any loss you have suffered.

Expertise

We have a wide range of experience in advising on the lawfulness of government decisions and bringing legal proceedings against government in order to ensure it acts within the law. Our team regularly brings public law challenges against government decisions – notably through Judicial Review proceedings, where the court is asked to review whether a decision is lawful or not. We also assist clients to seek damages from the state where it has acted unlawfully. We team up with some of the best barristers in the country to bring these challenges. We also train and run workshops externally on our areas of expertise.

Success

We have succeeded in winning substantial damages for many individuals who have been the victims of unlawful government action. We have a particular reputation for bringing actions against the Home Office for the unlawful detention of individuals and for victims of human trafficking. We also have significant experience in community care matters, securing support from local authorities for adults with care needs, families without recourse to public funds, age-disputed children and care leavers. We also advise on bringing actions against the police and the prison service.

Bringing a challenge

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in Public Law, Community Care and Actions Against the Police so free legal aid may be available to you if you are on a very low income including where you are detained or imprisoned. If you are not eligible for legal aid we offer competitive private rates and can explore alternative funding options with you.

To discuss aspects of our work, or to obtain a quote for your case, email us: public@wilsonllp.co.uk or call us on 020 8808 7535 .