Public wrongs, private rights - the duty of the local authority
Local authorities perform many functions that affect us all in our daily lives. The framework within which they act is defined purely by statute, as interpreted from time to time by the courts. When considering what a local authority can and cannot do, the starting point is the relevant legislation, be it the Public Health Act, the Town and Country Planning Act, the Local Government Act, or whatever.
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