JOIN US FOR THE APPEAL HEARING ON MONDAY & TUESDAY 15-16 JULY, 9:30 for 10 am start, at the High Court, The Strand.
We will be there in the court to support Maria Nash who fights the legal battle for us all.
On 7 May, the lawyers acting on behalf of Maria Nash lodged an appeal against the refusal to allow a Judicial Review of the One Barnet programme. The refusal had been on the technical grounds that the request for a Judicial Review was brought out of time.
The court has issued the appeal and it has been served to Barnet Council’s lawyers, to Capita and to the other parties.
The legal team is confident that the grounds for the appeal are promising. The appeal is based on the substantial endorsement of Judge Underhill of Maria Nash’s argument that Barnet Council had failed to consult residents about a fundamental change to the way Council services are delivered and governed, under the One Barnet outsourcing programme. Maria Nash was granted legal aid for the appeal and she is now waiting for a hearing date from the Court of Appeal.
The legal team will challenge the Judge’s ruling on delay, arguing that he has not followed a House of Lords ruling on what is meant by a “final decision”.
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