|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 173 (May)|
|Neutral Citation:|| UKSC 34|
Lord Neuberger P, Lady Hale DP, Lord Clarke, Lord Reed and Lord Carnwath SCJJ
|Representation||Kerry Bretherton and Laura Tweedy (instructed by Hackney Community Law Centre) for the appellant.|
|Andrew Arden QC and Robert Brown (instructed by London Borough of Waltham Forest Legal and Democratic Services) for the authority.|
|Judgment Dates:||20 May 2015|
Housing - Homeless person - Person becoming homeless intentionally - Act or omission causing person to cease occupying accommodation available for him - Material date on which intentional or unintentional homelessness to be determined - Appellant occupying accommodation permitting single occupancy only - Appellant leaving accommodation and applying to respondent local authority as homeless person - Appellant subsequently giving birth to child - Authority determining appellant being intentionally homeless - Review finding appellant being intentionally homeless after abandoning accommodation that would have been available to her up to birth of child - County Court and Court of Appeal dismissing appellant's appeals - Whether authority erring in considering homelessness being intentional on basis appellant having deliberately given up accommodation when birth of child would have rendered her homeless by date of authority's decision - .