The Public Interest Law Centre works to hold the State to account and seeks to bring private law claims against a range of public bodies including:
- The Metropolitan Police Service and all other police forces in England and Wales
- The Prison Service (via the Ministry of Justice)
- Local Authorities
- The Home Office, particularly in relation to unlawful detention
Since the outsourcing of public services to private companies such as G4S
we also aim to bring claims against these organisations too – we argue they carry out a public function (that is as a substitute for the State) and therefore can and should be held accountable.
All our work is conducted under legal aid although we will try our best to look to alternative fee arrangements such as Conditional Fee Agreements.