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For Whom the Bell Tolls

This is a brief note on an important Court of Appeal judgement. Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd is actually a defamation case but it is an essential point of reference for anybody involved in civil litigation. The case concerns the scope of the new CPR...

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Homelessness Appeals and Costs

This is a brief note on a recent High Court appeal dealing with the issue of costs on withdrawn s.204 appeals (Unichi v LB Southwark 16/10/13-from a Lawtel summary, not on Bailii). The Local Authority discharged its duty towards Ms U under s.193(6)(b) of the...

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Better Late than Never?

Peake v LB Hackney [not yet on Bailii] is another cautionary tale about the importance of lodging statutory homelessness appeals within the 21 day limit. Ms P was found intentionally homeless by the Council following the surrender of a tenancy of...

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Job Ad

Tower Hamlets Law Centre is seeking a skilled housing specialist to join its busy housing team at its offices in Whitechapel. The successful applicant will need to have proven skills as a housing practitioner, effective communication skills and experience of...

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Out of Area Placements

Shelter has recently issued its 2012 statistics of homeless households who were temporarily accommodated outside London. 31 London councils provided data, which have revealed that out of 11513 households, 120 (or 1%) were accommodated more than 20 miles from...

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