Cases We Have Worked On

 

HOUSING AND PUBLIC LAW

(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.

Notable Cases

CRIME:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4362081.stm

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article431475.ece

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7985829.stm

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1605124.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2008/jul/07/thisprisonisnotfitforpur

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1223104/Helicopter-pilot-flying-capabilities-crash-killed-servicemen.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4120552.stm

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/122/122340_bombs_joke_passenger_is_cleared_by_jury.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/when-bank-manager-ian-lumbs-overdraft-became-too-big-he-stole-pounds-100000-to-begin-a-new-life–but-though-his-job-was-to-help-others-he-could-not-help-himself-1620118.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4947004.stm

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6855294.ece

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6173642.stm

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Manchester-Gooch-Gang-Modern-Al-Capone-Colin-Joyce-Jailed-For-39-Years/Article/200904115257515

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/feb/09/ukcrime

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