Judicial review of the decision of the appeal panel
The decisions of Appeal Panels are capable of challenge by way of Judicial Review. You must, however, act quickly in pursuing your challenge as the courts insist that ‘time is off the essence’ in making any claim. This will be particularly true where there is known to be a group of appeals.
A Judicial Review is not a re-hearing of the original appeal, but a review of the admission authority’s decision. It may be difficult to mount a successful challenge as even where there has been unfairness the courts have been slow to find the necessary level of unfairness allowing appellants to succeed.
Unlike other appeals, there may also be cost consequence for unsuccessful appellants. As a result you will wish to seek expert advice from a specialist education law solicitor before you take such a step.