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Administrative law deals with the decision-making activities of government, such as federal and provincial tribunals, boards and commissions.  We understand the processes of these administrative bodies.

Issues that frequently arise in administrative law relate to questions concerning whether a body, committee or tribunal has the legal right to make the decision that it did. Another aspect of administrative law relates to the process by which a body, committee or tribunal came to its decision. Questions regarding the fairness of the process, and the opportunity to be heard and respond are also an important part of administrative law.

The lawyers at SHIELDS HUNT DUFF have wide-ranging experience in appearing before a variety of administrative tribunals, commissions, and boards in Ontario and across Canada.  If a decision has been made by a public body that adversely affects your rights, a member of our team would be pleased to assist you.

Administrative law deals with the relationship between individuals and the state in the regulation of social and economic affairs. Specifically, this area of the law deals with the body of rules and principles that govern the manner in which the state exercises the powers granted by statute.

The ways in which administrative law can impact rights are numerous. Administrative law governs the manner in which power is delegated as well as the limits that exist for the exercise of delegated power. For example, when decisions are made about granting licenses, selecting individuals for representation on regional, provincial and national sport teams, or about discipline by professional bodies, these are all decisions that come within the scope of administrative law.

Issues that frequently arise in administrative law relate to questions concerning whether a body, committee or tribunal has the legal right to make the decision that it did. Another aspect of administrative law relates to the process by which a body, committee or tribunal came to its decision. Questions regarding the fairness of the process, and the opportunity to be heard and respond are also an important part of administrative law.