Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 72 (Sep)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Scott Baker J

Representation Marc Beaumont (instructed by Shulmans, Leeds) for the claimants.
  Helen Mountfield (instructed by Nicole Jackson, Leeds) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 September 2002

Catchwords

Education - School - Establishment or discontinuance of school - Proposals - Consideration of proposals by school organisation committee - Committee not hearing objections orally - Whether committee entitled to hear objections orally.

The Case

A school organisation committee had the inherent power to hear from objectors orally, but the committee would have the final say whether to invite or agree to receive oral or other representations, and whether a committee chose to exercise that power on the facts of a particular case was an issue that should be approached on rationality grounds rather than natural justice.

Practice Areas

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