In re D (A Minor): 1987

A dispute as to whether the education authority is exercising its powers properly raises matters of public law to be determined by reference not to the principles of family law but to the principles of substantive public law applied by the Administrative Court.
Woolf LJ said: ‘ . . there is no reason whatever why the court should refrain from exercising its jurisdiction when it is desirable for it to do so in order to assist a local education authority to perform its statutory duties. It is only if the effect of exercising its powers would be to create a conflict between the role of the court and the role of the education authority, or the risk of such conflict, that the court should decline to intervene.’


Woolf LJ


[1987] 1 WLR 1400


England and Wales

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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.588163