Cornwall Street Chambers has played a leading role in the long running professional misconduct cases arising out of the “Trojan Horse” allegations. The case has been running for almost two years and is a highly complex case involving interventions from the House of Commons, City Councils and two leading Unions. Mr Andrew Faux represented two former Principals of Park View Academy and Ms Katie Langdon represented the former Executive Principal of Park View Educational Trust – encompassing: Park View Academy, Nansen and Golden Hillock.
The case was thrown out yesterday by the Professional Conduct Panel and Ms Langdon’s fearless advocacy in particular was crucial in uncovering an extraordinarily serious error of judgement and a failure of the duty to disclose by the Lawyers prosecuting the case. It was those failures that led to the case being dismissed. At paragraph 147 of the Judgment, the Panel noted that:
“Furthermore, the Panel is struck by the fact that, had it not been for Ms Langdon raising this issue, for which she was given a torrid time, both the Panel and the other teacher’s representatives were prepared to accept that the disclosure failures were as a consequence of mistake and misunderstanding on the part of the Department of Education and NCTL.”
Head of Chambers, Andrew Tucker said:
“Ms Langdon’s conduct in raising a concern and persisting in the face of resistance from the panel and its legal advisor is in the best traditions of barristers acting fearlessly in their client’s interest with no regard for the their own comfort. Cornwall Street Chambers is proud to have her as a member”