R (on the application of Shoesmith) v Ofsted and others [2011] IRLR 679 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith following death of "Baby P" was void and unlawful

    2 June 2011

    The Court of Appeal has held that the summary dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith, during the fallout from the death of "Baby P", was unlawful. In finding that she was entitled to a decision on her judicial review application, the Court held that her alternative employment tribunal remedy was not "equally convenient and effective".