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A high bar to establish impossibility of complying with legal obligations towards young people with SEND (R (on the application of LB) v Surrey County Council)

Published on: 26 April 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A high bar to establish impossibility of complying with legal obligations towards young people with SEND (R (on the application of LB) v Surrey County Council)
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Article summary

Local Government analysis: LB (acting through her mother and litigation friend, LE), a young person with complex special educational needs and disabilities, sought judicial review of the actions of the defendant local authority, in relation to failings to make suitable educational provision for her, or to arrange suitable accommodation for her. The High Court found in favour of LB on all four grounds and ordered that suitable education and accommodation be secured for LB, within 30 days. Written by Hannah Lynch, barrister at St Pauls Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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