Homeless man failed by London council

A homeless man denied accommodation by his local authority has won a judicial review against the London Borough of Islington after it failed to follow due process

23 Jun 2020

A homeless man denied accommodation by his local authority has won his case against the London Borough of Islington after it failed to follow due process.

The High Court ruled that the council failed to comply with its statutory duty to notify Christopher Mitchell , who is 30 and has medical issues, when it terminated his temporary accommodation

Toby Vanhegan of 4-5 Grays Inn Square commented: “Finally, some good news for homeless persons, which is especially welcome at this time when the homeless are particularly at risk because of the covid-19 pandemic.”

Mitchell brought a judicial review challenging the council’s decision not to accommodate him under section 188 (1) of the Housing Act 1996 pending a...

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