Regina v South Bank University ex parte Anyanwu: Admn 27 Jun 1996

The university was concerned at the way it saw the students’ union being run, and imposed a constitution which resulted in the claimants being dismissed. The claimants sought judicial review of the imposition of the new constitution, but that was outside the three months limit. That delay was overwhelming to the case. Two applicants sought review of the imposition of the new disciplinary procedures. They had shown no unfairness, and no longer being students had no further proper interest in the management of the Union’s affairs.


Jowitt J


[1996] EWHC Admin 18


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromAnyanwu and Another v South Bank Students’ Union South Bank University CA 19-Mar-1999
The applicants sought an extension of time to apply to set aside leave to appeal given to their opponents.
Held: The cause of the respondent seemed weak, but raised a point of law which needed determination and the appeal should be allowed to . .
See AlsoAnyanwu and Another v South Bank Students’ Union and Another CA 4-Nov-1999
A university was not acting in a racially discriminatory manner because of the acts of its student union in dismissing two workers after the university had itself expelled them as students. The term ‘knowingly aided’ in the Act was not to be read so . .
At first instanceAnyanwu and Another v South Bank Student Union and Another HL 24-May-2001
The university had imposed a new constitution on its students union, which resulted in the dismissal of the claimant. He sought to assert racial discrimination.
Held: The concept of ‘aiding’ somebody in committing discriminatory behaviour . .
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Discrimination, Judicial Review

Updated: 10 July 2022; Ref: scu.136566