The House of Lords has today given its judgment in the case of R (G) v Southwark  UKHL 26. We reported the Court of Appeal decision here. A fuller report will follow on Nearly Legal in due course, but as we may not finish it today the headlines are:
- The House of Lords unanimously allowed G’s appeal, Baroness Hale giving the leading speech;
- He therefore was entitled to accommodation under s. 20 of the Children Act, not simply s.17 help with accomodation;
- Rix LJ’s dissenting view in the Court of Appeal (which was preferred in our report of that decision) was therefore the better one.