R. v Spelthorne BC  EWHC 2610 (Admin);  7 WLUK 175 (QBD (Admin))
Published on 18/08/2020
Emily Lanham appeared in the High Court on behalf of the Defendant Local Authority for an urgent application for interim relief pending Judicial Review proceedings. Emily successfully resisted the application that the Defendant’s decision not to provide interim accommodation for the Claimant was a breach of statutory duty and Wednesbury Unreasonable. The Court found that although the Claimant suffered from mental health issues the Defendant was entitled to conclude that there was no reason to believe that fact rendered him significantly more vulnerable than an ordinary person when made homeless.