|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 114 (Jun)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)|
Jeremy Stuart Smith QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||John McCafferty (instructed by Kingston and Richmond Law Centre) for the claimant.|
|Matt Hutchings (instructed by the Borough Solicitor) for the authority.|
|Judgment Dates:||19 June 2012|
Housing - Homeless person - Duty of housing authority to provide accommodation - Claimant applying to defendant local authority for re-housing - Claimant subsequently refusing offer of accommodation - Authority's having 'one offer only' policy - Application being cancelled and future applications deferred for two year period - Claimant subsequently making new application under homelessness provisions following change in circumstances - Authority finding application subject to deferral - Whether policy meaning application subject to deferral even when applicant homeless - Whether policy unlawful - Whether authority acting unlawfully - , .