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College supported in judicial review with specialist legal expertise

30th August 2022

Our client, a college within a prestigious university, called on the expertise of Stewart Morrison and Simon Biggin when its decision not to admit a candidate was challenged.

The candidate asserted that the college had made a ‘serious procedural error’ when it allegedly failed to consider an email sent with further information about A-Level resits. Following a review by the university’s admissions panel, which upheld the college’s decision, the candidate applied to the High Court for permission to bring an application for judicial review.

Stewart and Simon’s expertise was instrumental in the High Court refusing permission for the application on all grounds.

The candidate subsequently sought permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal. Stewart and Simon made written representations to the Court of Appeal on behalf of the college, and the application for permission was dismissed.

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