Jim Shepherd was successful in obtaining judicial review of a local authority’s refusal to accept an application from a homeless family

04.11.16 | |

 

Jim Shepherd was successful in a Judicial Review challenging the failure by a local authority to accept an application from a homeless family. The local authority had previously decided that the Claimant was intentionally homeless. After a period of two years the Claimant and her family were evicted from their social services accommodation. The Claimant applied again to the same local authority. Her application was rejected on the basis that it was based on the same facts as the previous application. This decision was challenged and the Administrative Court found that the local authority’s decision was unlawful and they were ordered to accept the fresh application because it was not based on the same facts. The local authority were also ordered to provide the Claimant and her large family with accommodation.

 

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