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Lindsay Johnson

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Lindsay specialises in public law with a particular focus on adult social care, healthcare, corporate governance and policy. He regularly represents local authorities, health bodies as well as individuals.

"He distills complicated issues into accessible, practical advice and he's extremely bright."

Chambers and Partners 2022

"Lindsay has a very wide understanding of development in social welfare law; he's often leading cases challenging new restrictions."

Chambers and Partners 2022

"He distills complicated issues into accessible, practical advice and he's extremely bright."
- Chambers and Partners 2022

"Lindsay has a very wide understanding of development in social welfare law; he's often leading cases challenging new restrictions."
- Chambers and Partners 2022

Overview

Cases

R (Halborg) v Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
24.02.2022
An important case on a challenge to a Community Protection Warning under s.43(5) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which confirmed that such warnings are amenable to....

Overview

Homelessness and Allocations

11th September 2006

Lindsay Johnson was the co-author of Sweet & Maxwell's Homelessness & Allocations (6th ed).

This is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the legal obligations of local housing authorities when allocating social housing and assisting those who are homeless. Written by leading practitioners in the field, it provides detailed guidance on the statutory framework, case law and government policy in both England and Wales.

The sixth edition provides a detailed update on the legislative and policy developments since the previous edition. This includes the ground-breaking initiative under which the English and Welsh governments made emergency provision to accommodate all homeless people during the covid-19 pandemic, known in England as 'Everyone In'. This led to emergency accommodation being provided for over 37,000 people. The book considers the legal framework, case-law and the policy background behind this undertaking, and the extent to which government policy has altered the landscape of homelessness provision as a result.

As the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 reaches its third anniversary in England, this edition provides a comprehensive review of guidance, case law and the effectiveness of the prevention and relief duties.

Eligibility for homelessness and social allocation has been substantially revised following Brexit. This edition's chapters on eligibility provide an accessible and clear route through the complex new eligibility landscape.

Additional new information includes:

Amendments to Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 made by Domestic Abuse Act 2021
Revisions to the Codes of Guidance
Consideration of the latest case law on homelessness duties
Consideration of the latest case law on allocation of social housing
A review of unreported first-instance decisions and Ombudsman complaints

  • Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

News:

Cornerstone Barristers welcomes new tenant Lindsay Johnson to Chambers

6th June 2022

We are delighted to welcome Lindsay Johnson to Cornerstone Barristers. Lindsay specialises in public law and his experience spans multiple areas including local government, community care and Court of Protection,....

Case: Housing

R (Halborg) v Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

24th February 2022

An important case on a challenge to a Community Protection Warning under s.43(5) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which confirmed that such warnings are amenable to....

Case:

R (B) v Redbridge LBC

15th February 2022

R (B) v Redbridge LBC [2019] EWHC 250 (Admin), [2019] PTSR 1525 – an important decision in relation to the circumstances giving rise to a right of review of the....

Case:

R (RS) v Brent LBC [2021] EWCA Civ 1711, [2021] 1 WLR 2293

18th December 2020

Lindsay represented the local authority in this claim for discrimination arising from the non-award of a disabled persons' parking badge; principal issue on appeal was that of costs.....

Case:

R (McKeown) v Islington LBC

14th April 2020

R (McKeown) v Islington LBC [2020] EWHC 779 (Admin), [2020] PTSR 1319 – a case on disabled facilities grants for a disabled occupier of local authority accommodation.....

Case:

R (Parveen) v Redbridge LBC

12th March 2020

R (Parveen) v Redbridge LBC [2020] EWCA Civ 194, [2020] 4 WLR 53 – this was an appeal in relation to costs arising from a withdrawn judicial review.....

Case:

R (Escott) v Chichester BC

10th March 2020

R (Escott) v Chichester BC [2020] EWHC 1687 (Admin), [2020] PTSR 1678 – this was a challenge – born out of the pandemic – to the need for local authorities to....

Case:

R (SH) v Waltham Forest LBC

11th October 2019

R (SH) v Waltham Forest LBC [2019] EWHC 2618 (Admin), [2021] HLR 10 – the first case to consider the amendments to the homelessness legislation made by the Homelessness Reduction....

Case:

R (T) v Hertfordshire CC [2016] EWCA Civ 1108, [2017] 1 WLR 2153

21st November 2016

This was a challenge to the decision of the local authority that a child who had been voluntarily looked after by her grandmother when he needed accommodation was accommodated pursuant....

Case:

Hotak v Southwark LBC

13th May 2015

Hotak v Southwark LBC [2015] UKSC 30, [2016] AC 811 – a seminal case in the definition of "vulnerable" when ascertaining priority need for accommodation; it was the first case....

Case:

Nzolameso v Westminster CC [2015] UKSC 22, [2015] PTSR 549

2nd April 2015

This appeal to the Supreme Court concerned the use of out of area placements to house the homeless, it raised issues relating to procurement of housing by local authorities and....

Case:

Sanneh v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 49, [2016] QB 455

10th February 2015

 Lindsay appeared in the Court of Appeal in this challenge which related to the rights of non-EU Zambrano carers to social assistance; I represented four respondents to the appeal, which....

Case:

Telchadder v Wickland (Holdings) Ltd [2014] UKSC 57, [2014] 1 WLR 4004

5th November 2014

 An important case on the meaning of the phrase "service of notice to remedy the breach" under the Mobile Homes Act 1983, in which Lindsay represented an occupier of a....

R (Halborg) v Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

24th February 2022

An important case on a challenge to a Community Protection Warning under s.43(5) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which confirmed that such warnings are amenable to....

R (RS) v Brent LBC [2021] EWCA Civ 1711, [2021] 1 WLR 2293

18th December 2020

Lindsay represented the local authority in this claim for discrimination arising from the non-award of a disabled persons' parking badge; principal issue on appeal was that of costs.....

R (McKeown) v Islington LBC

14th April 2020

R (McKeown) v Islington LBC [2020] EWHC 779 (Admin), [2020] PTSR 1319 – a case on disabled facilities grants for a disabled occupier of local authority accommodation.....

R (Escott) v Chichester BC

10th March 2020

R (Escott) v Chichester BC [2020] EWHC 1687 (Admin), [2020] PTSR 1678 – this was a challenge – born out of the pandemic – to the need for local authorities to....

R (T) v Hertfordshire CC [2016] EWCA Civ 1108, [2017] 1 WLR 2153

21st November 2016

This was a challenge to the decision of the local authority that a child who had been voluntarily looked after by her grandmother when he needed accommodation was accommodated pursuant....

Nzolameso v Westminster CC [2015] UKSC 22, [2015] PTSR 549

2nd April 2015

This appeal to the Supreme Court concerned the use of out of area placements to house the homeless, it raised issues relating to procurement of housing by local authorities and....

Telchadder v Wickland (Holdings) Ltd [2014] UKSC 57, [2014] 1 WLR 4004

5th November 2014

 An important case on the meaning of the phrase "service of notice to remedy the breach" under the Mobile Homes Act 1983, in which Lindsay represented an occupier of a....