Archive for the 'education' Category

Councils mount legal challenge over academies cuts – BBC News

“A group of English local authorities are mounting a legal challenge against government budget cuts tied to its academies expansion programme.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Public will be ‘barred’ from justice in legal aid reform, warn lawyer group – Daily Telegraph

“The public will be effectively barred from fighting incompetent doctors and councils in the courts under plans to cut legal aid, the body representing lawyers warned yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Parent Governors of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School) v Archbishop of Westminster and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Parent Governors of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School) v Archbishop of Westminster and another [2011] EWCA Civ 433; [2011] WLR (D) 142

“The Archbishop of Westminster had an unfettered discretion to appoint who he wished as a foundation governor of a Roman Catholic school in his diocese provided the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007 were complied with, and that included appointing his diocesan director of education as a governor at the school. The requirement in regulation 18 that two of the foundation governors should at the time of their appointment be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors was fulfilled by the presence on the existing governing body of two foundation governors who had been so eligible when they were appointed.”

WLR Daily, 14th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judge attacks ‘deplorable’ row over top Catholic school – Daily Telegraph

“A judge today condemned a ‘deplorable’ legal dispute between church leaders and parents over control of a top Roman Catholic comprehensive.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government outlines overhaul of student visas – UK Border Agency

“Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post-study work route are among the changes to the student visa system announced today by Home Secretary Theresa May.”

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UK Border Agency, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Regina (RO) v East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Secretary of State for Education intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (RO) v East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Secretary of State for Education intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 196; [2011] WLR (D) 69

“A child’s status as a ‘looked after child’ for the purposes of the Children Act 1989 did not come to an end when the local authority, by virtue of a statement of special educational needs under the Education Act 1996, arranged for him to be accommodated at a residential school.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is remoced.

Bar leaders warn of impact of tuition hikes on diversity – Legal Week

“Leading figures at the Bar including former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, Bar council chairman Nicholas Green QC and chair of the Bar Standards Board Baroness Ruth Deech have called for the Bar to take action to improve diversity in anticipation of hikes in university tuition fees.”

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Legal Week, 24th February 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com


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