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(HC) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (and others) [2013] EWHC 3874 – High Court challenge to regulations excluding non-British carers of British children from housing assistance and mainstream welfare benefits.

R (MK and AH) v SSHD and Refugee Action [2012] EWHC 1896 (Admin) – challenge to Home Office policy on delay of provision of S.4 support to failed asylum seekers pursuing fresh claims

Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45 – Supreme Court decision that Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to family life) requires that a court, when asked by a local authority to make an order for possession of a person’s home, must have the power to assess the proportionality of making the order.

North British Housing Association v Matthews and others [2004] EWCA Civ 1736 – Court of Appeal decision in relation to the courts power to adjourn mandatory possession proceedings (Ground 8), in particular, in order to attempt to resolve housing benefit problems.

Yates v Elaby ChD 17/11/03 Reported Lawtel 1/11/06 – Agent held liable as landlord for unlawful eviction and disrepair.

Manchester City Council v Finn [2002] EWCA Civ 1998 – Court of Appeal decision in relation to variation of suspended possession orders.

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