What’s in an appeal?

James v Hertsmere Borough Council (2020) EWCA Civ 489 What can be addressed in a section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal of a review decision? What is the scope of the jurisdiction? This second appeal provides answers, albeit in a rather phyrric way....

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Where to go?

If, in a judicial review application, you have been refused on an application for interim relief on the papers, where you you go to challenge that decision? Nolson, R (on the application of) v Stevenage Borough Council (2020) EWCA Civ 379 This...

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Timing is everything

When does the main housing duty under s. 193, Housing Act 1996 to provide suitable accommodation to 'successful' homeless applicants, who currently are in a property, take effect?  Such a simple and important question; such tortured authorities,...

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