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The Dream Lives On

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A little while ago I reported the sad case of Monk v Cann Hall Primary School and how Mrs Monk’s hopes of securing compensation had been cruelly dashed. The good news is that hope has been rekindled on appeal.

After initially admitting liability, the School’s advisors cottoned on to the fact her claim for psychiatric injury related to her dismissal and, as no such claim may be made, they withdrew the admission and got her claim struck out into the bargain. Continue reading


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Shattered Dreams of False Hope

No Entry SignEveryone makes mistakes and lawyers sometimes get the law wrong. It is less common for lawyers on both sides to be wrong.

A sad example of just such a case is Monk v Cann Hall Primary School [2012] All ER (D) 165 (Sep)*.

Poor Ms Monk not only became seriously ill after being wrongfully dismissed from her position, but then believed for over 4 years that she might recover compensation.

Those hopes, based on her own legal advice and the position adopted by the school’s lawyers were crushed when, less than a month before trial, her case collapsed like a house of cards. Continue reading

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