Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 57 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 3150 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Kerr J

Representation Roger Mallalieu (instructed under the Direct Access Scheme) for the claimant.
  Julian Milford (instructed by Bevan Brittan LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 December 2016


Education - University - Negligence - Practice - Summary judgment - Strike out - Claimant being former student of defendant university - Claimant bringing action against defendant for negligence, contending poor teaching resulting in lower class degree - Defendant applying for summary judgment and /strike out of claim - Whether application should be allowed.

The Case

Education University. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed an application by the defendant, Oxford University, for summary judgment and- or strike out of a claim by a former student for damages for negligent teaching, which he contented had resulted in him failing to get a higher class degree.

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