Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 108 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 639 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Munby J

Representation Ian Wise (instructed by Scott-Moncrieff Harbour & Sinclair) for the claimant.
  Jon Holbrook (instructed by Sternberg Reed Taylor & Gill) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 April 2006


Judicial review - Costs - Costs of application - Proceedings for judicial review resolved by agreement - Appropriate order.

The Case

The court determined the issue of costs where judicial review proceedings challenging the local authority's failure to provide the claimant with appropriate accommodation and support in accordance with the and its failure to carry out an assessment and care plan in accordance with the framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families were resolved by agreement. In doing so the court had regard to the ruling in R (on the application of W) v Essex County Council {2004] All ER (D) 193 (Aug) and commented that there could no longer be any excuse for the approach to the instant type of judicial review claim which the present case and too many other cases exemplified.

Practice Areas

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