Archive for May 2008
Lusamba, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Islington  EWHC 1149 (Admin) concerned a judicial review application on failure to decide on provision of interim accommodation pending review of a negative s.184 HA 1996 decision. It raises interesting procedural issues and a few issues on dependency of family members for priority need.
Just when, post Kay v Lambeth in the Lords, it looked like the issue of human rights defences to possession claims was pretty much settled (i.e. there pretty much weren’t any), the ECtHR has decided to put a large stick in the spokes.
As many people have already emailed me to tell me (alright, four people, [...]
Omar v City of Westminster  EWCA Civ 421
Briefly, the facts were that Mr Omar made a homeless application to Westminster. His household consisted of his wife and his infant son who had just been born and was, at the time of the application was under special care at Kensington & Chelsea hospital. The [...]