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This paper considers selected topics in the broad (and full of case law) topic of homeless persons, together with a brief mention of the duty of local housing authorities to carry out a review of accommodation needs.
Laura Davidson acts for successful local authority in COP case ousting abusive live-in carers from an elderly woman’s home
London Borough of Redbridge v G, C and F was initially brought under the inherent jurisdiction due to concerns that C and F were unduly influencing G.
This article focuses on the changes brought about by the decisions in Re A (Children: Habitual Residence)  UKSC 60 and LC (children)  UKSC 1.
Two challenges to decisions of the secretary of state were heard by Mr Justice Lewis in respect of the ‘Tetbury appeals’.
In P and Q v Surrey County Council & Others, the Court of Appeal approved Parker J’s suggested new ‘relative normality’ test for assessing whether or not someone was being deprived of their liberty.