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Sharon Shoesmith loses High Court battle over Baby Peter sacking

PUBLISHED: 15:43 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:56 07 September 2010

FORMER chief of Haringey Council children s services Sharon Shoesmith was lawfully sacked over the death of Baby Peter, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Foskett rejected accusations that her removal by Children s Secretary Ed Balls was procedurally fl

FORMER chief of Haringey Council children's services Sharon Shoesmith was lawfully sacked over the death of Baby Peter, the High Court has ruled.

Mr Justice Foskett rejected accusations that her removal by Children's Secretary Ed Balls was procedurally flawed and unlawful and stressed Mr Balls' decision could not be impugned on the grounds of unfairness.

Ms Shoesmith, 57, was sacked from her £130,000-a-year post in December 2008 following a damning report by Ofsted inspectors after the death of Baby Peter.

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