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Report to come…

I previously mentioned a Garden Court report on Omar v Westminster. There is also a brief Times report here. The full judgment is now out on Bailii and is interesting. Omar v City of Westminster [2008] EWCA Civ 421 (03 March 2008) on reviewing...

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Shala revisited?

London Borough of Wandsworth v Allison [2008] EWCA Civ 354 is a Court of Appeal judgment on an appeal from a s.204 Housing Act 1996 appeal. It was made in downright odd circumstances, as the respondent had won the s.204 appeal but then had public...

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Holmes to the Lords

Thanks to Mark P for noticing that Holmes-Moorhouse v LB Richmond is going to the House of Lords. Richmond sought and have been granted permission. I think this could be a tricky one, not just on the residence/staying with issue, but also on the...

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Birmingham v Aweys

Hot off the press - judgment released today. Birmingham, apparently intent on suicide, appealed the judicial review decision in Aweys. Birmingham City Council v Abdishakur Aweys & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 48. They lost, badly, on all counts....

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Omar update

Craig Keenan from Community Law Partnership has added another comment to my original post on Omar -v- Birmingham CC to the effect that funding may be forthcoming for a House of Lords appeal. Also the key issue, which is whether Councils can rely on...

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Christmas rush

It seems I wasn't the only one frantically getting cases progressed before the holiday break. The Court of Appeal has been churning out judgments at an extraordinary rate. Amongst them one housing law judgment... Green & Anor v London Borough...

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