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21/12/2007

Omar update

Craig Keenan from Community Law Partnership has added another comment to my original post on Omar -v- Birmingham CC to the effect that funding may be forthcoming for a House of Lords appeal. Also the key issue, which is whether Councils can rely on s.193(5) – suitability – rather than s.193(7) – suitability and reasonable to accept – when discharging duty on refusal of an offer of accommodation, may well come up in other cases headed to the Court of Appeal.

Hopefully, a resolution will be achieved soon, as Omar -v- Birmingham was not at all clear in its suggestions.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

2 Comments

  1. Craig Keenan

    A quick update on this case; after (just seven revisions!) the petition for leave to the Lords was filed with the Judicial Office within the deadline, presented on 1 April 2008 and has now been referred to an Appeal Committee. Now we are simply waiting.

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  2. Nearly Legal

    Hopefully there will be news soon. Thanks very much for keeping us informed, Craig.

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