Thursday, 24 February 2011

Gloucestershire and Somerset are to be taken to judicial review

  • The application for judicial review is expected to be launched within a few weeks ... of proposals by Somerset and Gloucestershire county councils to cut ... - 62k - Cached

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    1. Think it's being done with Legal Aid

    2. This is very important. If the case against Gloucestershire and Somerset is successful in challenging the legality of the closures, all other County Councils will be required to conform to the precedent. There are legal obligations for every County Council to provide libraries and one hopes that the courts will uphold those rights.
      I am waiting to see the outcome of this with my fingers crossed.
      If the campaigners have got legal aid, it's nice to see some of that being claimed for something useful (for a change).