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Litigation Writs 26/11/96

The parents of a girl who was asked to leave her boarding school are suing the school for a term’s fees. David and Georgina Dawkins, of Maidstone, Kent, have issued a writ claiming £3,650 from St Michael’s School Limpsfield, of Limpsfield, Surrey, with interest of £51.20 and continuing interest of 80p a day. The writ […]

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