Public Law—new starter guide
Public Law—new starter guide

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Public Law—new starter guide
  • What is Public Law?
  • Key topics in Public Law
  • Brexit
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Freedom of information
  • Judicial review
  • Public procurement
  • International
  • more

This new starter guide provides an introduction to Public Law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Public Law as a practice area. This guide provides an overview of the practice area, introducing core subjects and principles, and includes links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information on the topics covered.

Those who are new to Public Law are also likely to find the Overviews in each of the subtopics in the Public Law practice area useful. These Overviews summarise the law relating to a particular topic or issue, providing links to relevant content within the subtopic to help navigate the area concerned. For an example, see: Brexit—overview and Judicial review—overview.

This new starter guide also contains links to help you navigate and make the most of the Public Law materials, including how to sign up for current awareness alerts and contact the LexisAsk team. Where something is not covered by this guide, use the Topics tab on the Public Law homepage or Topics dropdown menu on the toolbar to browse further practice area content.

To view new starter guides across other practice areas, see: New starter toolkit.

What is Public Law?

The Public Law practice area provides practical guidance for lawyers working in or with government departments, public sector organisations and those working