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R (Shoesmith) v Ofsted & others [2010] EWHC 852 (Admin)

DATE: 28 Apr 2010

On Friday 23 April 2010 the High Court gave judgment in R (Shoesmith) v Ofsted & others [2010] EWHC 852 (Admin)

A full copy of the transcript can be found at: http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/docs/judgments_guidance/shoesmith-full-judgment.pdf

Beachcroft LLP solicitors for Ms Shoesmith said:

"We are disappointed that, despite the serious criticisms made by the Judge of Ofsted, the Secretary of State and Haringey council, the Judge has not upheld Sharon’s claim for judicial review. We nevertheless welcome the finding that Haringey acted unfairly in dismissing Sharon. We will be giving careful consideration to the judgment, which runs to some 200 pages and considering whether there are grounds for an appeal. This will take time. Pending that consideration, neither we, nor our client, will make any further statement.”

James Maurici appeared for Sharon Shoemsith instructed by Beachcroft LLP.