Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 55 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 239
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Woolf CJ, Laws and Dyson LJJ

Representation Paul Morgan QC and Steven Woolf (instructed by Maxim) for the claimant.
  Ashley Underwood QC and Kelvin Rutledge (instructed by Helen Sidwell) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 6 March 2002


Housing - Homeless person - Duty of housing authority to provide accommodation - Appeals procedure - Whether decision of local authority reviewing officer determination of claimant's civil rights - Whether local authority reviewing officer constituting independent and impartial tribunal - Whether county court on appeal from reviewing officer's decision possessing 'full jurisdiction' so as to guarantee compliance with right to fair trial - ss 202, 204 - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6(1).

The Case

The county court, on an appeal under s204 of the against the decision of a local authority reviewing officer, had 'full jurisdiction' for the purposes of art6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Practice Areas

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