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Housing Ombudsman consultation

One of the less well-remarked upon changes in the Localism Act 2010 was a set of radical changes to the role of the Housing Ombudsman (the current incumbent being the lovely Mike Biles).  In short, the HO takes over jurisdiction for local authority...

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Go West

A short note to pass on some exciting news for West Country readers: if you were unaware (as I was until my very wonderful Head slapped the press release on my desk), the Administrative court starts in Bristol in the w/c 5th November 2012.  I heard...

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Article 8 and Possession

The ECtHR's recent decision in Buckland v UK  [updated link to amended judgment 5 October 2012] demonstrates again how wonderfully delphic the subject of housing and Article 8 rights has become. In one sense, the outcome was fairly predictable...

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Monk, ECHR and Article 8

Dixon v UK has now reached a conclusion in the ECHR with an Order made on 21/2/12 removing the case from the lists under Art 37 (1)(c) of the Convention. This Order is the Court's response to a unilateral declaration made by the UK government on...

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