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13/10/2008

Belated and in brief

Also with thanks to Legal Action for this one I had missed (my fault because it dates back to before my illustrious co-bloggers joined NL)…

Littlejohn v City of Westminster [2007] EWCA Civ 1562. Court of Appeal permission to appeal on vulnerability.

A person’s propensity to lose accommodation that they have managed to obtain does not render them vulnerable. The correct context for the test of vulnerability is a person who is actually homeless. But it may be that an ability to obtain accommodation will not contradict vulnerability if the obtaining accomodation proves illusory because of an inability to maintain it.

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.

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