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Bubb v London Borough of Wandsworth: CA 9 Nov 2011

The appellant had sought housing assistance. She had been offered accomodation but refused it as unreasonable. The authority declined further assistance. She now appealed against the refusal of the county court judge to set aside the decision against her on review. Held: Her appeal failed. The task of the county court judge was to see … Continue reading Bubb v London Borough of Wandsworth: CA 9 Nov 2011

Ali v Birmingham City Council: CA 7 Nov 2008

The Council said that it had discharged its duty to house the claimants after they had refused an offer of accommodation, and that decision had been reviewed. The claimant denied receiving a notice under the procedure. The court was asked whether the decision in Runa Begum was to be interpreted in the light of Tsfayo. … Continue reading Ali v Birmingham City Council: CA 7 Nov 2008

Bhatia Best Ltd v Lord Chancellor: QBD 17 Mar 2014

The court was asked whether, under its contract with the Lord Chancellor, a firm of solicitors, is entitled to receive civil legal aid funding for its work while acting for clients in appeals against homelessness decisions under section 204 of the 1996 Act. Silber J [2014] EWHC 746 (QB) Bailii Housing Act 1996 204 England … Continue reading Bhatia Best Ltd v Lord Chancellor: QBD 17 Mar 2014

Runa Begum v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (First Secretary of State intervening): HL 13 Feb 2003

The appellant challenged the procedure for reviewing a decision made as to the suitability of accomodation offered to her after the respondent had accepted her as being homeless. The procedure involved a review by an officer of the council, with an appeal to the County Court on a point of law. Held: The decision was … Continue reading Runa Begum v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (First Secretary of State intervening): HL 13 Feb 2003

W v London Borough of Haringey: Misc 17 Feb 2016

Central London County Court – appeal by W under s. 204 of the Housing Act 1996 against the decision on review by the respondent local housing authority (‘Haringey’), upholding an earlier decision that he was not within a category of persons who are in ‘a priority need for accommodation’, as specified in s. 189(1) of … Continue reading W v London Borough of Haringey: Misc 17 Feb 2016

Taiwo and Another v Olaigbe and Others: SC 22 Jun 2016

The claimants had been brought here illegally to act as servants for the defendants. They were taken advantage of and abused. They made several claims, but now appealed against rejection of their claims for discrimination. The court was asked whether discrimination because of, or on grounds of, immigration status amounts to discrimination because of, or … Continue reading Taiwo and Another v Olaigbe and Others: SC 22 Jun 2016

Barrett, Regina (on The Application of) v City of Westminster Council: Admn 28 Jul 2015

The Claimant challenged the Defendant’s decisions to refuse to exercise its discretion under section 188(3) of the Housing Act to secure that accommodation is available to the Claimant pending the outcome of its review of her application for assistance under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996. John Bowers QC [2015] EWHC 2515 (Admin) Bailii … Continue reading Barrett, Regina (on The Application of) v City of Westminster Council: Admn 28 Jul 2015

Birmingham City Council v Balog: CA 12 Dec 2013

The Council appealed against a decision allowing the appeal of the respondent under the 1996 Act against its review decision which had upheld its original decision that Mr Balog was intentionally homeless within the meaning of s.191 of the 1996 Act. Sullivan, Kitchin, Briggs LJJ [2013] EWCA Civ 1582 Bailii Housing Act 1996 191 204 … Continue reading Birmingham City Council v Balog: CA 12 Dec 2013

Alexander and Hatherley v Bridgen Enterprises Ltd: EAT 12 Apr 2006

The company made selections for redundancy, but failed to give the appellants information about how the scoring system had resulted in the figures allocated. The calculations left their representative unable to challenge them on appeal. The procedure adopted did not follow the statutory rules, but the tribunal had found the dismissals to be fair. The … Continue reading Alexander and Hatherley v Bridgen Enterprises Ltd: EAT 12 Apr 2006

Begum (Nipa) v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council: CA 1 Nov 1999

The fact that the accommodation found to be available to the applicant for housing was in Bangladesh did not make it unavailable in law. The subsections must be read separately. Accommodation could be available to the applicant even though she could not afford to travel to it. The power of the County Court to hear … Continue reading Begum (Nipa) v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council: CA 1 Nov 1999

ZH and CN, Regina (on The Applications of) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham: SC 12 Nov 2014

The court was asked whether the 1977 Act required a local authorty to obtain a court order before taking possession of interim accommodation it provided to an apparently homeless person while it investigated whether it owed him or her a duty under Part VII of the 1996 Act, and (ii) whether a public authority, which … Continue reading ZH and CN, Regina (on The Applications of) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham: SC 12 Nov 2014

Western Fish Products Ltd v Penwith District Council and Another: CA 22 May 1978

Estoppel Cannot Oust Statutory Discretion The plaintiff had been refused planning permission for a factory. The refusals were followed by the issue of Enforcement Notices and Stop Notices. The plaintiff said that they had been given re-assurances upon which they had relied. Held: The appeal failed. The court tried to reconcile invocations of estoppel with … Continue reading Western Fish Products Ltd v Penwith District Council and Another: CA 22 May 1978

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