Local Government Law

We have a lot of experience of local authority legal matters. If you are a Council or a householder, business owner, developer or agent, we can advise on a range of planning and highways associated local government law issues.

This could include advice on building regulations, alcohol and entertainment licensing, judicial review proceedings, Public Services Ombudsman and Local Government Ombudsman complaints, human rights law, village green applications and the making of compulsory purchase orders.

This can be a complex area of law with many new central and local government publications coming into force every day. It can pay to take expert legal advice. Please call or email for more details of how we can help.

Ombudsman Complaints

Judicial Review

Town and Village Greens

We can advise on complaints against Councils to the Local Government Ombudsman and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales and all aspects of local authority maladministration.
Judicial Review is a central control mechanism of administrative law by which the judiciary discharge the constitutional responsibility of protecting against abuses of power by public authorities.
The registration of a new town or village green is nowadays only possible in very limited specific circumstances. However, it can permanently prevent any development on the land.