Homelessness and capacity

In WB v W DC (2018) EWCA Civ 928, the Court of Appeal revisited the question of whether a person without capacity to make choices about their accommodation can make an application for homelessness assistance.  The House of Lords in R v Tower Hamlets LBC ex p Ferdous Begum (1993) AC 509 (linked with Garlick, in which it was […]

Capacity and applications: Homelessness

Last night, I was in Leeds at the wonderful Centre for Law and Social Justice, and discussed with some scholars and lawyers (over a few drinks) the way in which housing law appears to have become its own isolated and insular sub-discipline.  This was particularly in the context of human rights and capacity decisions.  I […]

What to do?

Carmarthenshire CC v Lewis [2010] EWCA Civ 1567 Another tug of the forelock to ‘Recent developments in housing law’ in Legal Action for this one, apparently unreported elsewhere. [Update 14/03/11 – we’ve had a message from Carmarthenshire on this case, see below.] [update 22/03/2011 Now on bailii, link added.] This was a permission to appeal […]