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David Lawson successfully appears for school in Judicial Review claim

28th July 2023

R (on the application of Swalcliffe Park School) v Wokingham Borough Council and another [2023] EWHC 1451 (Admin).

David Lawson appeared for the successful school in a judicial review claim challenging the decision of a local authority to name the school in an EHCP plan against the school’s advice.  The case was unusual, involving a challenge to a tribunal order by judicial review, as well as to the decision of the local authority.

The successful ground of challenge was consultation, in particular the duty on a local authority to give conscientious consideration to the results of a consultation.

David was instructed by Mike Charles of Sinclairs Law.

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