Girl with Down's Syndrome granted leave to judicially review decision

21 May 2012

Girl with Down's Syndrome granted leave to judicially review a Tribunal decision to send her to St Columbanus College Bangor

A girl from North Down suffering from Down's Syndrome has been granted leave to judicially review the decision not to allow her to attend the school of her parents choice, St Joseph's College in Belfast.

High Court proceedings were brought following a Tribunal decision that she should attend St Columbanus' College in Bangor. The girl's legal team argued that this decision breached her human rights and special education needs' legislation.

Having heard submissions from both parties Mr Justice Treacy decided that an arguable case had been established.

This matter has been listed for mention next month with the aim of having it heard before the summer recess and we await this decision with interest.

If you have been affected by similar circumstances we recommend you seek specialist legal advice without delay.

 

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