There are times where the general public are so aggrieved by decisions made by government and other public bodies that a remedy must be sought to address their grievances.
Government decisions which may be open to challenge can include for instance, a decision to cancel a visa, a decision not to grant or approve an application made, a decision to impose a building order or a decision that is reached in a way that is manifestly unreasonable or unfair.
At Rigby & Bear, we have particular expertise and knowledge in assisting and advising private individuals and companies in relation to challenging government decisions, whether they be at a local government level or state level in Victoria, or federally.
Our assistance in this area includes but is not limited to:
advising you on whether a certain government decision can be challenged, and the basis for doing so;
instituting judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria or in the federal courts and tribunals
instituting merits review proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
seeking further information from government bodies in relation to the decision(s) made, including under Freedom of Information legislation;
advising you on what further steps you can take to address your grievances, both legally and practically
making submissions on your behalf to the Victorian or Commonwealth Ombudsman