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Court considers local authority duty to house homeless EU national (R (on the application of AR) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC)

Court considers local authority duty to house homeless EU national (R (on the application of AR) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC)
Published on: 17 January 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court considers local authority duty to house homeless EU national (R (on the application of AR) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC)
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Article summary

Local Government analysis: Hilton Harrop-Griffiths, barrister at Field Court Chambers, examines the decision in R (on the application of AR) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC that the defendant local authority’s refusal to provide the claimant EU national with accommodation under the Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) had been lawful. The court decided that the defendant, having found the claimant was ineligible for assistance under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996), could not provide him with accommodation under section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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