Ian Nwabueze ordered to pay £5,000 in prices

A former pupil who accused The College of Legislation (ULaw) of discrimination has had his declare struck out by the Court docket of Attraction.

Ian Nwabueze alleged that the college and 6 members of its workers discriminated towards him when he was learning for a masters in skilled authorized follow in 2017. The judgment, which was delivered by the Court of Appeal on Friday, doesn’t delve into the main points of his declare.

He had introduced the declare within the employment tribunal, which was dismissed on the premise that ULaw is a college, not a qualification supplier, and so solely the county courtroom has jurisdiction.

Nwabueze argued on attraction that ULaw will not be legally outlined as a college as a result of they weren’t granted new diploma awarding powers in 2012. The attraction courtroom discovered, nevertheless, the employment tribunal was proper to search out ULaw is a college beneath the Equality Act 2010.

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Nwabueze was learning the Authorized Follow Course (LPC), of which seven modules are obligatory to fulfill the Solicitor Regulation Authority’s necessities, and two further modules which weren’t.

Lord Justice Bean mentioned:

“It might be chaotic if [Nwabueze] needed to divide his complaints by reference to explicit modules, claiming in relation to the seven obligatory modules within the [employment tribunal] and on the similar time claiming within the county courtroom regarding the remaining. [I]f a physique is a governing physique of a college this displaces its standing as a qualification physique.”

Bean LJ dominated the previous pupil’s declare might solely be introduced within the county courtroom and that the employment tribunal has no jurisdiction. He added that the courtroom was in no place to resolve on the deserves of the allegations.

Nwabueze was ordered to pay ULaw £5,000 plus VAT in prices.