House of Lords Judgment: Be More Accomodating

I was thinking it was about time I posted on a recent legal judgment. And so I was just sitting down to type a post about the case of R (on the application of G) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Southwark (Respondents) [2009] UKHL 26 when I saw that Nearly Legal has beaten me to it. In the circumstances I can’t do better than refer you to his excellent post on this case, which clarifies a point which the House of Lords was evidently surpised to find was ever in doubt, namely that where a child requires accomodation so as to fall within s20 a Local Authority can’t just pass the buck to the Housing Authority and avoid all the follow on duties that arise from a child being ‘looked after’.

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