Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 61 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Moses J

Representation Hugh Southey (instructed by Turpin & Miller, Oxford) for the claimant.
  Jonathon Swift (instructed by Peter Clark, Oxford) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002

Catchwords

Housing - Local authority - Duty to provide accommodation - Claimant 's marriage breaking down due to domestic violence - Claimant citizen of Pakistan - Claimant seeking assistance from local authority - Local authority refusing assistance on basis that need for care and attention brought about solely by destitution - Claimant contending authority failing to take proper consideration of vulnerability caused by domestic violence - Whether authority in error - s 21(1A) - s 3.

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