The decisions of public bodies are likely to come under increasing challenge at a time when resources are scarce but demand for services is rising.
Administrative and Public Law Services
Community Care and Adult Services
Social Care is in a state of change as a result of the implementation of the Care Act which will reform Social Care Law for both adults and carers. The Act gives new duties, responsibilities and powers to Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The education sector can present a number of challenges for schools, local authorities, further and high education institutions and statutory bodies.
The employment relationship is integral to the success of any organisation. There are many laws which govern it, which can be difficult to apply in practice. This may lead to claims being issued by employees in the Employment Tribunal.
Social Housing continues to be at the focal point of Government policy with more and more demands and challenges being placed on housing providers.
Public bodies may get involved in a number of contractual disputes, for instance, the non-payment of fees. At a time of budgetary pressures, public bodies will need to maximise recovery of the sums they are due.