Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 130 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2152 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Judge Mackie QC sitting as a High Court Judge

Representation Mathew Purchase (instructed by David Collins Solicitors) for the claimants.
  Bryan McGuire QC (instructed by West Sussex Legal) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 22 August 2012


Local authority - Residential care home - Elderly persons - Investigation by local authority into claimants' care home - Local authority ruling allegations of abuse of residents substantiated - Claimants applying for review - Local authority again ruling certain allegations substantiated - Claimants' challenging decision - Whether local authority's determinations unlawful.

The Case

Local authority Residential care home. The Administrative Court, in allowing the claimants' application for judicial review, held, inter alia, that the defendant local authority had been unfair and unjust in its investigations which had determined, inter alia, that fifteen allegations of abuse of a number of residents made against various members of staff at the residential home owned by the claimants had been substantiated.

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