I am sorry but I cannot give you good news. I'm afraid you are in difficulty here.
I have to tell you the truth.
I am sorry but it would be wrong of me to avoid giving you the downside of your position.
The reality is that they can dictate standards of dress and have widespread powers to do that.
It is not a legal requirement that he wears a face mask at school and so they are free to demand that he does not.
I don't know what their justification is. I suppose they are saying impedes learning. You could complain to the local authority and thereafter you could judicially review although that is a very expensive action
I am sorry but I can only tell you the truth.
Do remember that I can only give you my opinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion. Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting to lose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even though they have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a good chance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer to every legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed to court.
The ultimate decision comes from a county court judge in a civil case or from the magistrate in a criminal case heard in the magistrates court or the jury in Crown Court.
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