Not telling you..

R (WG) v Local Authority A [2010] EWHC 2608 (Admin) [Not on Bailii yet] This is a downright odd case, an application for judicial review where the Claimant’s solicitors came off the record at hearing, Claimant’s counsel (the in-the-circumstances heroic Zia Nabi), was left without instructions but felt duty bound to make submissions on the […]

Accommodating ‘formerly relevant children’

SO, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham [2010] EWCA Civ 1101 I’m a bit slow in getting to this one (and the rest of our backlog). We’re all more than a little busy. My apologies. This is the Court of Appeal hearing of a case that first surfaced as […]

Care Home closure – not admissible to ECtHR

Louisa WATTS v the United Kingdom – 53586/09 [2010] ECHR 793 This was the admissibility hearing of a case brought by Yvonne Hossack on the closure of a care home by Wolverhampton BC and transfer of the residents to other care homes. Ms Watts was a resident in the home. She is 106 ears old […]

Accommodating an abducted child

EA v GA & Westminster City Council & Salford City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 586 [Not on Bailii, transcript on Lawtel] This is a little outside our usual grounds, but as it concerns the Court’s power to direct Local Authorities to accommodate a child and parent, and has interplay with S.20 Children Act 1989, it […]

Ibrahim/Teixeira guidance

The DWP has issued guidance to decision-makers on benefit entitlement in the wake of Ibrahim and Teixeira (our report here) in the European Court, for when there is a likely Article 12 Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 derived right for a child or children to remain to complete education. A copy of the guidance can be […]

M not G

TG, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Lambeth [2010] EWHC 907 (Admin) Or when is a child in need not a child in need? This was the judicial review of Lambeth’s decision not to support TG as a ‘former relevant child’, he being over 18. The question was, quite simply, had TG […]

Not their decision to make

Birmingham City Council v Clue [2010] EWCA Civ 460 Ms Clue was a Jamaican national. She and her oldest daughter were given leave to come to the UK in 2000 as visitors. After 6 months, she applied for leave as a student, which was refused after appeal in 2003. No steps were taken to remove […]

Failed asylum seeker – accommodation, not support

R (Kiana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2010) QBD(Admin) 20/04/2010. [ Note of extempore judgment on Lawtel] [Now full judgment on Bailii] Mr Kiana came to the UK and applied for asylum. He subsequently lived with his partner and they had a child together. Mr K was provided support under s.95 Immigration […]

Care homes, consultation and the DDA

Boyejo & Ors, R (on the application of) v Barnet London Borough Council [2009] EWHC 3261 (Admin) This was the conjoined hearing of an application for Judicial Review of both Barnet and Portsmouth Councils, both JRs bought by Yvonne Hossack and here represented by Stephen Knafler. It makes a distinct contrast and counterpoint to R […]

Gimme shelter

R (Garbet) v Circle 33 Housing Trust and another [2009] EWHC 3153 (Admin) [link is to a .doc] was discussed by us (via news reports in Inside Housing and on Radio 4) below. I asked for a transcript and, as if by magic, one was provided. I stand by my original view that this is […]