The Public Interest Law Centre works to hold the state to account. We can bring private law claims against a range of public bodies including:

  • The Metropolitan Police Service and 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

Where the state outsources public services to private companies (such as G4S), claims can also be brought against these organisations.

All our work is conducted under legal aid.