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Who wears the trousers? - 20 Essex Street team mount successful challenge to school uniform policy in education law dispute

Claimants advised by an all-20 Essex Street team (comprising Julie Anderson, Monica Feria-Tinta and Alistair Wooder) and Irwin Mitchell LLP successfully persuaded - at the pre-action stage - a school to change its uniform policy to give girls the option of wearing trousers and shorts with immediate effect. 

The Claimants had challenged the School’s previous “skirt-only” policy on the basis that it was discriminatory and unlawful, contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998.