Administrative law and administrative procedure

What is administrative law?

Administrative law creates rights and obligations for the citizen. Most people have occasional dealings with public authorities, and not always in the most pleasant context. Administrative law is, in short, a citizen’s relations with the state and its institutions. The parties to an administrative law relationship are usually a public authority (administrative authority) and a natural or legal person in private law. Administrative authorities include all entities of executive power: state authorities, local government authorities and bodies (city and rural municipality councils and governments), independent legal entities in public law (e.g. the Estonian Health Insurance Fund) as well as private persons performing public functions in their own name (notaries).

An important part of administrative law is the administrative procedure, the purpose of which is to protect citizens from arbitrariness of power. The rules of administrative procedure determine how administrative bodies take decisions and what forms their actions take (administrative acts, contracts and measures). In administrative proceedings, the legality of the decisions of an administrative authority can be contested, which in turn may lead to the annulment or amendment of the decision.

LMP Law Firm advises clients (both natural and legal persons) in their relations and dealings with state and local authorities in the following matters:

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