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DEBT COLLECTION: We don’t need no education

13 June 2014  

Ron Cheriyan considers a sensitive area of enforcement

Schools within the independent sector have witnessed a surge in the number of claims issued for unpaid school fees. While this is largely due to the recent recession, it is also perhaps indicative of an increasingly litigious culture that has infected educational institutions. Schools need to decide early on whether or not to bring a claim and full consideration should be given to the chances of success at trial, the prospect of successful recovery and any impact upon the reputation of the school.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Abramova v Oxford Institute of Legal Practice [2011] EWHC 613

    Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118

    Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537

    T v Hall Schools of Wimbledon LLP [2013] EWHC 2728 (QB)