Those considering litigation may find it helpful to read some of the recent cases which have gone through the courts. Bear in mind that:
- Litigation is expensive and the outcomes uncertain.
- Litigation takes a long time and is extremely stressful.
- Remedies available through the courts are very limited. No court can require a provider to grant a degree, to pass a student or to raise a mark or grade.
Fitness to practise finding by professional body challenged. Cannot do course without admission to Inn of Court, which has barred applicant as unfit.
University sues student over blogs defaming staff
Offer of Master’s degree instead of doctorate – was this procedurally correct?
Arogundade, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Court of Appeal – Civil Division, July 16, 2013,  EWCA Civ 823
Student Loan Company case – Nigerian student and ordinary residence
Regulations in force at the time of registration are to apply
Matin v. University College London  EWHC 2474 (Admin)
When did student withdraw? Student wanting to return.
Unsuccessfully pursuing a complaint to the bitter end
Medical student unsuccessfully retaking final examination sought review of mark awarded on procedural grounds, first through the OIA and then through judicial review. He did not succeed.
Challenges to decisions of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator
Burger v Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education  EWHC 172
Assessment criteria and marking scheme – to be published to examinees?
The OIA lists on its website the judicial review applications made against it and their outcomes