Welsh public law

“Market leader for pure public law matters including Welsh constitutional law issues.”

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Public law is vast. Whether you are in the public or the private sector, a business or an individual, a charity or an association, public law will affect you.

Welsh Public Law is here to help you keep track of what’s happening on the public law scene in Wales. This doesn’t just mean the public law that is made by the National Assembly and the Welsh Ministers in devolved areas such as health, education and housing. As can be seen from the list below, many areas of public law are non-devolved meaning that public law in Wales is often governed by the same law that applies in England. For example, Westminster legislation on immigration applies to both England and Wales.

Whatever the source of the public law that applies in Wales, we will keep you updated on case law, new legislation, consultations, training events and other developments in the following areas:

  • Community Care
  • Complaints Processes
  • Data Protection
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Equality
  • Freedom of Information
  • Governance
  • Health & Safety
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Local Government
  • Mental Capacity and Mental Health
  • NHS in Wales
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Public Inquiries
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Welsh Language

 Please see below for all the latest news and developments.

To contact any of our specialists, see Our people below for the main contacts.

Alternatively, please direct any general enquires to welshpubliclaw@blakemorgan.co.uk or call 029 2068 6000 and ask to speak to a member of the Welsh public law team.

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