This afternoon the Divisional Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in R (Hollow) v Surrey County Council  EWHC 618, which was headline news when it was heard in October last year. The case is the leading case in a string of challenges to local authorities’ annual budgets, and it particularly focused on Surrey County Council’s decision to make savings in relation to special educational needs. In a decision with significant implications for local authority budget decision-making generally, the Divisional Court has dismissed the challenge on all grounds.
Jonathan Moffett QC and Michael Lee successfully represented Surrey County Council.
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