Supreme Court unanimously allows appeal against Westminster’s decision to house homeless out of area

This week the Supreme Court heard an appeal in the case of Nzolameso v. City of Westminster.  Following the hearing the Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal, and quashed the local authority's decision that it had properly discharged its duty to secure accommodation available for occupation by the appellant. Given the need for arrangements to be made for the family involved, the Court has made its decision known immediately, with reasons to follow in due course.

 

Further background on the case, including the facts and the legal issues, is available here.

 

The appellant is represented by Martin Westgate QC and Lindsay Johnson, instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen.

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