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N.I.M.A.C.

R (FZ) v LB Croydon [2011] EWCA Civ 59 -or- Not In My Admin Court We have written before about age assessments for those who might be under 18 - see most recently our post on R (CJ) v Cardiff CC and, prior to that, our post on the Supreme Court decision in R...

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Equality Act 2010

I’m going to level with you, dear reader(s), I’m a bit late with this one. In my defence, I point to the fact that the Act as printed is around 250 pages long, consisting of 218 sections and 28 schedules. The explanatory notes run to over 160 pages. There is...

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No room for ravers

Oluić v Croatia (application no. 61260/08) is a decision of the First Section of the European Court of Human Rights demonstrating, if further evidence were needed, that Croatia, housing and article 8 just don’t get along all that well. Mrs Oluić complained...

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Deep (Equality) Impact

R (Domb) v Hammersmith and Fulham [2009] EWCA Civ 941 This is somewhat off our usual turf here at Nearly Legal, but should be of interest to anyone involved in public law challenges. This case involved a challenge to a decision by Hammersmith and Fulham to...

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Changing Horses Midstream

Konodyba v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2009] EWCA Civ 890 was an appeal against a decision that Dr Konodyba was not entitled to housing assistance as she was subject to immigration control. It turned out to be a cautionary tale about getting rid...

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Outstanding and Relevant

Scinto v London Borough of Newham [2009] EWCA Civ 837 is an appeal from Bow County Court on whether the tenant was still entitled to exercise her right to buy on terms first set out in December 1999. Miss Scinto initiated the right to buy process in...

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House of Lords Newsflash

A full report on Birmingham v Ali and Moran v Manchester [2009] UKL 36 will follow in due course, but for those of you who simply can't wait for your fix of House of Lords homelessness judgments, the headline is that both appeals are allowed to limited...

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