Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 147 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 2148 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court

Wyn Williams J

Representation Patrick Green (instructed via the Bar Pro Bono Unit) for the claimant.
  Clive Lewis QC (instructed by Eversheds LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 August 2009


Student - Bar vocational course - Student failing element of course - Student registered with defendant university to complete bar vocational course - Student alleging being distracted by two course tutors prior to taking negotiation assessment - Claimant failing negotiation assessment - Extenuating circumstances not being accepted by defendant - Allegation of bias - Whether decision of committee regarding extenuating circumstances should be quashed.

The Case

Student Bar vocational course. Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court: The decision on whether extenuating circumstances were present in regard to the claimant's negotiation assessment as part of the Bar Vocational Course would be quashed as the decision makers were biased.

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