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

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    R (on the application of Shoesmith) v Ofsted and others [2011] IRLR 679 CA (0 other reports)

unfair dismissal | procedural fairness | judicial review

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".