Administrative law issues can be disruptive to your business. Stacks helps ensure all administrative legal issues are resolved quickly with minimal cost to your business.
Administrative Law is the area of law that deals with decisions made within the public sector. If a Government department, official or statutory body makes a decision or acts in a way that you believe is unjust, you can apply to have the decision reviewed with the aim of removing or changing it. This can also include where a government body does not make a decision that they have a duty to make.
Stacks Law Firm can provide advice and assistance in your Administrative Law matter so that your claim is handled swiftly and with minimal financial disruption to you.
Areas of Administrative Law we can assist you with:
- Interpreting the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 which regulates the public sector
- Freedom of information requests under Commonwealth law
- Interpreting the Government Information (Public Access) Act NSW and obtaining information relating to a particular NSW Government decision or action
- Matters affecting the protection of privacy
- Administrative law challenges across a range of Courts and Tribunals including State, Federal and High Courts, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
When might a Government decision be considered unfair?
The following reasons might be taken into account when a decision is reviewed:
- Whether the rules of 'natural justice' have been breached
- Whether correct procedures have been observed
- Whether the person making the decision has the proper jurisdiction to make it
- Whether there has been an improper exercise of power (eg. the decision maker has failed to take a relevant consideration into account or has acted in bad faith)
- Whether there has been an error of law in the making of the decision
- Whether the decision has been affected by fraud
- Whether there is any evidence to actually justify the making of the decision
Need to speak to a lawyer about an Administrative Law matter? Call us today