- In brief: Claimant awarded 60% of her costs in housing allocation judicial review (R (on the application of C) v London Borough of Islington)
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Local Government analysis: Adam Heppinstall, barrister at Henderson Chambers, considers the case of R (on the application of C) v London Borough of Islington. In a judicial review (JR) decision concerning housing allocation, the judge decided that the claimant ought to be awarded 60% of her costs notwithstanding the fact that she had failed on two-thirds of her claim, and had only raised her winning grounds of JR at the last moment. The court criticised the conduct of the defendant in only revealing its practice of making direct offers under the housing allocation scheme at the last moment.
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