R (on the application of Smieja) v Bexley London Borough Council

Education – Local education authority. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to fund an individualised programme for her, which was inconsistent with that contained in her learning difficulty assessment (the LDA). The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority had not had to arrange for the education or training provision specified in the LDA. Further, the claimant and her parents had been consulted on the decision, unreasonable public expenditure would not be incurred and there had been no breach of art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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