Monday, 27 June 2011

Legal challenge to fees

I can't see that this has much chance of success, at least on the face of it. The argument that

those from ethnic minorities could be discriminated against by the change and that the government failed to give due regard to promoting equality of opportunity, required under discrimination law.

looks more convincing in plain English than in law, I suspect. That said, anything is possible in a judicial review process.


  1. It's a long shot, but an interesting one.

  2. Even if it succeeds, I suspect the Government will be sent back to give 'due regard' before taking the same decisions over again. But with judicial review, a lot comes down to whether the judge had a god egg for breakfast that morning.