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Judicial review – some greatest hits


I blogged over the weekend about judicial review as a key tool for making SEN and disability rights real. I thought it might be helpful to set out a few ‘greatest hits’ – cases which show different aspects of the way judicial review works as a force for good. 

Before my hit list though – I’m grateful to @bendygirl for highlighting on twitter something I forget to say in yesterday’s blog. The vast majority of judicial review cases never get anywhere near a hearing. Very many get sorted by one or more letters sent by the claimant’s solicitors to the defendant. You would be amazed how many cases I see where there have been disputes between disabled people or families and public bodies running over many years which are suddenly resolved when a formal letter before action gets sent. 

Other cases get sorted out between the parties after the case has…

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