Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 27 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court

Davis J

Representation Murray Hunt (instructed by Luqmani Thompson) for the claimant.
  Robert Jay QC (instructed by Mills & Reeve) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 2 October 2002


University - Visitor - Hearing - Fairness - Refusal by university to award claimant certificate in education - Claimant appealing to visitor of university - Parties submitting written evidence - Visitor deciding in favour of university - Whether evidence to support decision - Whether visitor required to hold oral hearing.

The Case

There was no requirement for a visitor of a university hearing an appeal against a refusal to award him a certificate of education to hold an oral hearing. Moreover, in the instant case the visitor had been entitled, on the evidence which had been submitted to him in writing, to conclude that the appeal should fail.

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