R v The Leicestershire Fire Authority ex parte Thompson [1979] IRLR 166 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • R v the Leicestershire Fire Authority ex parte Thompson

    Date:
    1 April 1979

    In R v the Leicestershire Fire Authority ex parte Thompson [1979] IRLR 166 HC, the High Court held that the disciplinary proceedings adopted by the respondents during which the Chief Fire Officer, who was not a member of the disciplinary committee, was invited to enter the room whilst the committee were considering what sentence they would impose on the applicant, were a denial of natural justice. An Order of Certiorari would be made to quash the award made by the respondents by which the applicant was reduced by one rank.