Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 207 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2007] UKHL 27
Court: House of Lords

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Scott of Foscote, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Mance and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Representation David Pannick QC, Ian Wise, Naina Patel (instructed by Irwin Mitchell) for the claimant.
  Andrew Arden QC and David Carter (instructed by the Legal Department, Birmingham City Council) for the authority.
  Beverley Lang QC and Ivan Hare (instructed by Lester Aldridge) for the care home.
  Helen Mountfield (instructed by Bailey Wright & Co) for OL and VL.
  Philip Sales QC and Cecilia Ivimy (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs as intervener.
  Michael Fordham QC, Jessica Simor and Iain Steele (instructed by Liberty) for Justice, Liberty and BIHR as interveners.
  Rabinder Singh QC, David Wolfe and Samantha Knights (instructed by Help the Aged and the National Council on Ageing) for Help the Aged and the National Council on Ageing as interveners.
  Robin Allen QC, David Wolfe (instructed by Disability Rights Commission) for the Disability Rights Commission as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 20 June 2007


Human rights - Public authority - Private person performing functions of a public nature - Local authority having duty to arrange provision of care and accommodation for claimant - Local authority arranging for care and accommodation to be provided by private care home - Whether private care home exercising functions of a public nature in providing care and accommodation - , ss 21 - , s 6(3)(b).

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