Pinnock Permission

We’ve just heard that Pinnock in Manchester CC v Pinnock has been given permission by the Supreme Court. Our note of the Court of Appeal case is here ([2009] EWCA Civ 852). We had wondered about permission after Central Beds v Taylor was refused.

I would have thought anyone defending possession proceedings for an introductory or Demoted tenancy would be looking to stay pending Pinnock, at least in the absence of continuing ASB or other serious and pressing facts.

Garden Court North have a note here.

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.


  1. JS

    Yes time to dust off your copies of Kingcastle-v- Owen-Owen !

  2. JS

    Just another brief update – The Supreme Court is proposing to list Pinnock in April or May 2010.

  3. chief

    Now 5th-8th July apparently.

  4. The Dustman

    and a nine member panel!!
    So all the skittles are set up!!
    BTW I count seven ECtHR judgments to date which are contrary to the old codgers’ (SC) position: Connors; Stankova; Tuleshov; McCann; Cosic; Zehentner; Paulic. Any missing?

  5. JS

    Here are the 9

    Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
    Lord Hope of Craighead
    Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
    Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe
    Lady Hale of Richmond
    Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
    Lord Mance of Frognal
    Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
    Lord Collins of Mapesbury

  6. Lord Dusty Bin of Mile End Road

    Best of luck to the legal aid task force
    …if we still have contracts by then…I’m moving to Croatia…there’s loads of work there


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