Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 95 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 3489 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Judge Pelling QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Simon Forshaw (instructed by Manchester City Council) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 January 2012


Education - School - Governors - Claimant being governor of school - Board of governors seeking to suspend claimant and calling meeting to that effect - Statutory notice period not being complied with - Claimant being suspended - Claimant seeking judicial review regarding lawfulness of suspension - Whether suspension lawful despite non compliance with notice period - School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2003, SI No 2003/1377.

The Case

Education School. The Administrative Court found that the claimant governor of a school was entitled to a declaration that the decision to suspend him from office as a governor was of no effect on the basis of non compliance with the notice requirements in the School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2003.

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