Disappointment for Boston Grammar School over council court loss

Boston Grammar School. EMN-140403-122712001
Boston Grammar School. EMN-140403-122712001

Governors at Boston Grammar School are ‘disappointed’ after Lincolnshire County Council lost a court battle over alleged design issues with its science block extension.

The council had launched legal action against Mouchel, who denied responsibility for the problems with the block but last week we revealed how top judge, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith, has struck out the council’s claim, due to its ‘unnacceptable delays’ in pursuing the matter.

School chair of governors Stephen Woodliffe issued a statement after the hearing to say: “The governors of Boston Grammar School have been working closely with Lincolnshire County Council to resolve the issue with the science block and, despite the court’s judgment, will continue do so.

“Obviously, governors are very disappointed with the court’s judgment but are determined to continue to work closely with the county council to resolve the matter satisfactorily.”

Executive director of resources Pete Moore said after the case: “The county council notes the decision of the court in the recent application by Mouchel. We believed the additional time we had requested to comply with court timetables would enable discussions to take place in order to avoid future costly proceedings. The Judge did not agree and the council is now considering the detail of the judgment and reviewing its options.”