Hi, thanks for your question.
My name is Tony.
What kind of document are you talking about?
basically we sent a school admission application in January and the council claim they never received it
Okay. There is usually no legal rule that documents posted are deeded received in circumstances outside of court proceedings.
Yes but is it classed as being legally posted the instant we put it into the mail box - I'm not talking about it being received
No, not usually. That said, it might be possible to raise an argument to that effect if, in the guidance notes, you are told that you all you needed to do was post the form and then it would be deemed received within a specific time-period, but this would depend on the wording of the guidance notes/instructions you received from the council.
That's very helpful, thank you.
Do you want me to answer anything more for you?
No that's great, thank you