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Ranjit Bhose QC

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1989
Silk/QC
2012
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Ranjit has a varied practice, with particular specialisms in Local Government, Public Law and Judicial Review, Property, Housing, Licensing, Court of Protection, and Commercial Law.

Ranjit is ranked as a leading silk by Chambers & Partners for Real Estate Litigation, Social Housing Law and Local Government Law. He is also ranked as a leading silk by the Legal 500 for Property Litigation, Social Housing Law and Licensing Law.

Ranjit has a varied practice, with particular specialisms in Local Government, Public Law and Judicial Review, Property, Housing, Licensing, Court of Protection, and Commercial Law.

Ranjit is ranked as a leading silk by Chambers & Partners for Real Estate Litigation, Social Housing Law and Local Government Law. He is also ranked as a leading silk by the Legal 500 for Property Litigation, Social Housing Law and Licensing Law.

In his public sector work Ranjit acts predominantly for local authorities, housing associations, waste authorities and health bodies. In his private sector property work he acts for the full range of clients, from leading land owners, developers and the reversioners of multi-million pound developments, through to individual home owners and long lessees.

His local authority work spans more than 25 years, and takes in the full range of authorities' functions and activities, no matter how esoteric or niche. Ranging from the private (land, contracts, injunctions, tortious liability), to the public (vires, democracy, equalities, consultation, procurement) and everything in between (such as rating, council tax, finance, highways, local land charges, allotments), Ranjit's local government knowledge and experience is unrivalled.

Ranjit works quickly and collaboratively. He provides practical cost-effective advice designed for commercial and pragmatic solutions. He is happy for clients to run points by him on an informal basis by phone, and hold consultations wherever is most convenient. He is well used to receiving instructions in whatever form time and circumstance allow, and drafting and reviewing documents as a matter of urgency to ensure the tightest of deadlines are met. He does not stand on ceremony.

Ranjit is an attractive and concise advocate, as much at home in the Court of Appeal as before the First Tier Tribunal. He understands the importance of structure to oral submissions and has an acute awareness of when the client's best interests are served by relative brevity, a dollop of common sense and a dash of humour. Which, thankfully, they often are.

Ranjit has a B.A. in Law from University College, Oxford. He jogs slowly but DJs up a storm.

"Excellent, a super advocate who really has the ear of the court: he is to the point, concise and punchy." "The service he provides is always of the highest quality." Chambers & Partners 2017

"A brilliant lawyer - highly intelligent and always goes right to the issue. He has very good interpersonal skills with clients." Chambers & Partners 2017

"He is incredibly good with clients and a must-see on his feet – a real spark of excellence." Legal 500 2016

"He is tenacious, very straightforward and practised in his approach with an ability to handle the clients with ease and comfort." "He is incredibly good value. Very commercial and sensible." Chambers & Partners 2016

"He's always a winner with the clients, providing consistently good results and sound advice."Chambers & Partners 2016

"He has an ability to deal very concisely with complex issues." Legal 500 2015

"Exceptional, and flawless in his delivery of advice to clients." Legal 500 2015

Overview

Ranjit acts for local authorities in Court of Protection cases, and in the High Court. These include difficult and weighty 'best interests' cases.

As a highly experienced, quick and economic civil litigator, Ranjit brings these skills to bear in the COP jurisdiction where experience suggests to him that other parties may be less concerned about the length or costs of hearings and proceedings than they should be.

Ranjit also understands the financial pressures that each authority faces, the time pressures officers face, and the way each authority works, and responds accordingly.

Overview

Ranjit is recognized as a leading Housing Law silk by both the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners, who note that "He's prepared to roll up his sleeves, he doesn't stand around. He gets stuck in and his advice is always very practical and easy to digest" and "He's always a winner with the clients, providing consistently good results and sound advice".

Ranjit has been instrumental in shaping and developing housing law over the last 25 years. His ground-breaking use of common law 'estate wide' injunctions in the 1990s led directly to Parliament enacting specific statutory powers to combat anti-social behaviour. His High Court statutory nuisance cases dismantled years of widespread (mis)use of the provisions against social landlords, saving millions of pounds of public money. And, following implementation of Decent Homes, he has steered landlords through large numbers of high-value multi-handed major works service charge disputes, with an unprecedented success rate. A recent success has been the key Supreme Court decision of Sims v Dacorum BC, concerning joint tenants' notices to quit and ECHR compatibility.

Ranjit acts for scores of social landlords, upon each and every aspect of Housing Law, encompassing:

• Strategy
• Vires and Governance
• Development
• Management
• Disposal
• Transfer
• Regulation

No issue is too big or too small. And, because Ranjit has worked for so many social landlords for so many years, he has an acute understanding of their organisations, the competing calls upon them, and the financial and time pressures they work under. This enables him to provide unrivalled, focused, practical advice.

Cases

Long residence "of little consequence" - the final nail in the coffin for article 8 defences?
01.11.2016
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in Holley v LB Hillingdon [2016] EWCA Civ 1052. The judgment will be welcomed by public sector landlords dealing with possession....

Upper Tribunal holds that Framework Agreements are QLTAs: Leaseholders LAPN no longer
29.07.2015

In a landmark decision, the Upper Tribunal has held that multi-party framework agreements to be entered into by or on behalf of a public authority are qualifying long term agreements ("QLTAs") to which section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 applies. The result is that landlords are able to comply with the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 before entering into the framework agreements by following the requirements of Schedule 2. When qualifying works are then ordered from one or other of the framework contractors, the correct schedule to follow is Schedule 3.

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Human Rights Challenge to Hammersmith & Fulham BC v Monk to be dismissed by the Supreme Court
27.06.2014

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v Monk [1992] 1 AC 478 affirms that one joint periodic tenant may determine the joint tenancy by serving a unilateral notice to quit upon his or her landlord, and without the other joint tenant's knowledge or consent. This brings the tenancy to an end.

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Houses in Multiple Occupation: when is a storey not a storey?
27.03.2014

Bristol City Council v Digs (Bristol) Limited [2014] EWHC 869 (Admin)

When deciding whether an HMO is subject to mandatory licensing under Part 2 Housing Act 2004, EHOs have to grapple with the uncertainties created by the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 and the question of whether the individual HMO satisfies the conditions set out in that Order.

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News

Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations
03.03.2016
Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.

  • Key developments in Housing....

  • Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016
    01.02.2016
    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:

  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to "sets" of qualifying works
    31.10.2014

    Service Charge Consultation back on track

    Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to "sets" of qualifying works

    This morning, in a long-awaited judgment, [2014] EWCA Civ 1395, the Court of Appeal has overturned the much-criticised decision of the Chancellor in Phillips & Goddard v Francis [2012] EWHC 3650 (Ch).

    ....

    Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669; [2013] 1 W.L.R. 3848; [2013] H.L.R. 42
    10.02.2014

    The Court of Appeal held that a landlord had not been entitled to serve a notice for possession under the Housing Act 1988 s.21 where the tenant's deposit had not been held in accordance with a tenancy deposit scheme authorised under the Housing Act 2004, notwithstanding that the original fixed term AST had commenced prior to the provisions for tenancy deposit schemes in the Housing Act 2004 coming into force.

    ....

    Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions
    16.09.2007

    Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

    ....

    Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes
    05.07.2007

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

    ....

    Overview

    Ranjit is recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading silk in Real Estate Litigation. They describe him as "tenacious, very straightforward and practised in his approach with an ability to handle the clients with ease and comfort", as well as "incredibly good value. Very commercial and sensible." He is also recognised as a leading silk by the Legal 500 for Property Litigation, who note that "He has an ability to deal very concisely with complex issues."

    Ranjit's experience extends through all areas of property, with clients ranging from public authorities, large institutions and developers through to individual property owners and lessees. He has unrivalled experience in service charge law, including - in the residential sector- issues of consultation, QLTA and procurement.

    Examples of Ranjit's recent property work include:

    • Defending High Court proceedings against claims for prescriptive rights of way and easements for below and above ground services
    • High Court proceedings concerning lease construction, rectification, and consequential rectification of the register
    • Property-related negligence claims, including under the defective premises legislation, where major developments have suffered post-completion water defects
    • Solicitors' negligence claims arising from defective drafting of a series of leases and transfers
    • Advising developers of a number of different prestige developments on the landlord and tenant issues arising from proposed CHP systems and ESCO agreements
    • Advising on the property issues arising from the proposed 'garden bridge' on the River Thames
    • Advising and acting in a number of claims for forfeiture of commercial leases
    • Acting for a tenant seeking a new Part II 1954 Act tenancy of a public park
    • Numerous advices on the meaning, enforceability and modification of restrictive covenants in freehold land
    • Claims involving the insolvency or striking-off of tenants
    • Advising on the extent of the depth of the highway in the context of the proposed placement of installations below its surface

    Cases

    Fabric
    22.11.2016
    The world-famous nightclub Fabric is once again to open its doors. The club was closed in September by Islington Council, as a result of deaths from drug overdoses at the club,....

    Human Rights Challenge to Hammersmith & Fulham BC v Monk to be dismissed by the Supreme Court
    27.06.2014

    Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v Monk [1992] 1 AC 478 affirms that one joint periodic tenant may determine the joint tenancy by serving a unilateral notice to quit upon his or her landlord, and without the other joint tenant's knowledge or consent. This brings the tenancy to an end.

    ....

    Houses in Multiple Occupation: when is a storey not a storey?
    27.03.2014

    Bristol City Council v Digs (Bristol) Limited [2014] EWHC 869 (Admin)

    When deciding whether an HMO is subject to mandatory licensing under Part 2 Housing Act 2004, EHOs have to grapple with the uncertainties created by the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 and the question of whether the individual HMO satisfies the conditions set out in that Order.

    ....

    ‘Occupy’ encampment evicted from Finsbury Square
    14.06.2012

    The 'Occupy' protesters at Finsbury Square, London EC2, were evicted this morning, 14 June 2012. This follows the successful summary determination of proceedings by Mr Justice Hickinbottom on 1 June 2012 and the refusal of permission to appeal by the Master of the Rolls yesterday afternoon.

    ....

    News

    Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes
    05.07.2007

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

    ....

    Lawfulness of purchase and sale-back of land in Wales confirmed
    29.05.2007

    Lawfulness of purchase and sale-back of land in Wales confirmed
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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    Overview

    Ranjit is recognized as a leading silk in Licensing Law by the Legal 500, who describe him as "Exceptional, and flawless in his delivery of advice to clients."

    Ranjit regularly advises and represents across the spectrum of licensing cases. He acts principally, but by no means exclusively, for licensing authorities on both individual cases and policy issues. As he is also a leading local government and public lawyer, he brings these skills to bear in the licensing domain. Licensing clients find these skills to be invaluable, bearing in mind the legal requirements of consultation, decision-making, policy drafting and implementation, and equalities and ECHR considerations.

    He has a particular specialism in SEV law, having appeared for the successful local authorities in the leading cases of R (Thompson) v Oxford CC (Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal) and R (Bean Leisure Trading A Ltd) v Leeds City Council Leeds (Administrative Court).

    Recently, Ranjit successfully represented LB Haringey, in defeating a judicial review claim aimed at preventing the Wireless Festival from taking place in Finsbury Park. The High Court rejected the claimant's arguments that the Council did not have power to grant permission to hire out part of the Park under section 145 Local Government Act 1982, as well as challenges to the consultation entered into. Ranjit appeared along with Philip Kolvin QC.

    Cases

    Fabric
    22.11.2016
    The world-famous nightclub Fabric is once again to open its doors. The club was closed in September by Islington Council, as a result of deaths from drug overdoses at the club,....

    High Court rules that Wireless 2016 to go ahead
    09.06.2016

    The High Court has today held that the 2016 Wireless Festival can go ahead in Finsbury Park on 8 – 10 July, next month. After a 2 day judicial review hearing it has rejected an attempt by the Friends of Finsbury Park to quash Haringey Council's decision to grant permission to Festival Republic to hire part of the Park.

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    Lap dance no more: Courts affirm wide powers to refuse renewals
    27.03.2014

    R (Bean Leisure Trading A Limited) v Leeds City Council and R (Ruby May (1) Ltd) v Leeds City Council [2014] EWHC 878 (Admin) Thompson v Oxford City Council [2014] ...

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    Houses in Multiple Occupation: when is a storey not a storey?
    27.03.2014

    Bristol City Council v Digs (Bristol) Limited [2014] EWHC 869 (Admin)

    When deciding whether an HMO is subject to mandatory licensing under Part 2 Housing Act 2004, EHOs have to grapple with the uncertainties created by the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 and the question of whether the individual HMO satisfies the conditions set out in that Order.

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    Overview

    Ranjit is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading silk for Local Government Law. They say he is "a great advocate who is an expert in the area".

    Given that very many of Ranjit's clients are local authorities, housing associations, and health bodies it is inevitable that the majority of the decisions they take are subject to the requirements of public law and susceptible to challenge on public law grounds, whether by means of judicial review, statutory appeal, or by the route of 'public law' defences in private law proceedings.

    Ranjit is highly experienced in guiding public law decision-makers through the process of decision-making, including in devising schemes of lawful consultation, drafting sufficiently reasoned equality impact assessments which go to the heart of the issues in question, and ensuring ECHR compliance. He is adept at advising on and amending draft reports to avoid later pitfalls, including in relation to the giving of lawful reasons.

    Clients who have instructed Ranjit from the outset of a project invariably benefit from his active, practical hands-on approach which is designed to remove or limit (so far as is reasonably practicable) the risks of arguable challenges.

    Clients also find that Ranjit's robust and clear style of drafting Pre-Action Protocol Responses and Acknowledgements of Service leads to a high level of success in avoiding legal challenge at all, or the grant of permission to claim judicial review. Given the delays in the Administrative Court listing substantive claims for hearing, the avoidance of the grant of permission is more important now than at any time in the past.

    Cases

    High Court rules that Wireless 2016 to go ahead
    09.06.2016

    The High Court has today held that the 2016 Wireless Festival can go ahead in Finsbury Park on 8 – 10 July, next month. After a 2 day judicial review hearing it has rejected an attempt by the Friends of Finsbury Park to quash Haringey Council's decision to grant permission to Festival Republic to hire part of the Park.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations
    03.03.2016
    Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.

  • Key developments in Housing....

  • Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016
    01.02.2016
    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:

  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • Overview

    Ranjit maintains a broad civil litigation practice. He acts for both public and private sector clients. There is often a property-related background to the disputes.

    Recent instructions include:

    • Advising waste authorities on disputes arising under project agreements for the development and construction of waste transfer stations and related services
    • Advising and representing a housing association in an arbitration concerning the construction of a management agreement
    • Advising and representing in proceedings for damages brought against construction companies for breach of contract and/or negligence in relation to defective buildings
    • Advising and representing in property-related negligence claims, including under the defective premises legislation, where major developments have suffered post-completion water defects
    • Solicitors' negligence claims arising from defective drafting of a series of leases and transfers

    Housing Case Law Update

    4th December 2013

    Ranjit Bhose QC has authored a housing case law update titled "Possession Claims, Housing Management, and Bits 'n' Bobs".

    Click here to view the update.

    Halsbury's Laws of England

    1st January 2008

    A contributor to Vol.35 Halsbury's Laws of England (Protection of Environment & Public Health).

    Human Rights and Judicial Review: Case Studies in Context

    1st January 2001

    Joint editor of Human Rights and Judicial Review: Case Studies in Context (Butterworths, 2001).

    Case

    Fabric

    22nd November 2016

    The world-famous nightclub Fabric is once again to open its doors. The club was closed in September by Islington Council, as a result of deaths from drug overdoses at the club,....

    Case

    Long residence "of little consequence" - the final nail in the coffin for article 8 defences?

    1st November 2016

    The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment today in Holley v LB Hillingdon [2016] EWCA Civ 1052. The judgment will be welcomed by public sector landlords dealing with possession....

    Case

    High Court rules that Wireless 2016 to go ahead

    9th June 2016

    The High Court has today held that the 2016 Wireless Festival can go ahead in Finsbury Park on 8 – 10 July, next month. After a 2 day judicial review hearing it has rejected an attempt by the Friends of Finsbury Park to quash Haringey Council's decision to grant permission to Festival Republic to hire part of the Park.

    ....

    News

    Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 - Presentations

    3rd March 2016

    Presentations from the Cornerstone Housing Day 2015 are now available to view on the newly launched Local Government Law.tv platform. Click the links below to view previews of the videos.
  • Key developments in Housing....

  • News

    Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2016

    1st February 2016

    The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes:
  • The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC 
  • Private registered providers: back to the private sector? Emma....

  • Case

    Upper Tribunal holds that Framework Agreements are QLTAs: Leaseholders LAPN no longer

    29th July 2015

    In a landmark decision, the Upper Tribunal has held that multi-party framework agreements to be entered into by or on behalf of a public authority are qualifying long term agreements ("QLTAs") to which section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 applies. The result is that landlords are able to comply with the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 before entering into the framework agreements by following the requirements of Schedule 2. When qualifying works are then ordered from one or other of the framework contractors, the correct schedule to follow is Schedule 3.

    ....

    News

    Supreme Court upholds notice to quit principles established in Monk

    24th November 2014

    Following on from the Supreme Court's decision in Sims v Dacorum Borough Council (Respondent) and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Intervener)[2014] UKSC 63 the successful team from Cornerstone Barristers representing the local authority – Ranjit Bhose QC, Andrew Lane, and Dean Underwood – talk to Lexis Nexis about the issues arising from the case and its likely impact.

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    News

    Long live the Conventional Monk

    13th November 2014

    The Supreme Court has handed down an eagerly-awaited judgment in the appeal of Sims v Dacorum Borough Council (Respondent) and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Intervener) [2014] UKSC 63.

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    News

    Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to "sets" of qualifying works

    31st October 2014

    Service Charge Consultation back on track

    Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to "sets" of qualifying works

    This morning, in a long-awaited judgment, [2014] EWCA Civ 1395, the Court of Appeal has overturned the much-criticised decision of the Chancellor in Phillips & Goddard v Francis [2012] EWHC 3650 (Ch).

    ....

    News

    Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to “sets” of qualifying works

    31st October 2014

    Service Charge Consultation back on track

    Phillips v Francis appeal allowed - the £250 threshold applies ONLY to "sets" of qualifying works

    ....

    Case

    Human Rights Challenge to Hammersmith & Fulham BC v Monk to be dismissed by the Supreme Court

    27th June 2014

    Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v Monk [1992] 1 AC 478 affirms that one joint periodic tenant may determine the joint tenancy by serving a unilateral notice to quit upon his or her landlord, and without the other joint tenant's knowledge or consent. This brings the tenancy to an end.

    ....

    Case

    Lap dance no more: Courts affirm wide powers to refuse renewals

    27th March 2014

    R (Bean Leisure Trading A Limited) v Leeds City Council and R (Ruby May (1) Ltd) v Leeds City Council [2014] EWHC 878 (Admin) Thompson v Oxford City Council [2014] ...

    ....

    Case

    Houses in Multiple Occupation: when is a storey not a storey?

    27th March 2014

    Bristol City Council v Digs (Bristol) Limited [2014] EWHC 869 (Admin)

    When deciding whether an HMO is subject to mandatory licensing under Part 2 Housing Act 2004, EHOs have to grapple with the uncertainties created by the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006 and the question of whether the individual HMO satisfies the conditions set out in that Order.

    ....

    News

    Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669; [2013] 1 W.L.R. 3848; [2013] H.L.R. 42

    10th February 2014

    The Court of Appeal held that a landlord had not been entitled to serve a notice for possession under the Housing Act 1988 s.21 where the tenant's deposit had not been held in accordance with a tenancy deposit scheme authorised under the Housing Act 2004, notwithstanding that the original fixed term AST had commenced prior to the provisions for tenancy deposit schemes in the Housing Act 2004 coming into force.

    ....

    Case

    Tachie (and others) v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council [2013] EWHC 3972 (QB)

    16th December 2013

    Procurement lawyers rest easy: High Court confirms ALMOs are Teckal compliant.

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    Case

    ‘Occupy’ encampment evicted from Finsbury Square

    14th June 2012

    The 'Occupy' protesters at Finsbury Square, London EC2, were evicted this morning, 14 June 2012. This follows the successful summary determination of proceedings by Mr Justice Hickinbottom on 1 June 2012 and the refusal of permission to appeal by the Master of the Rolls yesterday afternoon.

    ....

    News

    Ranjit Bhose QC intructed against "Occupy London" protesters

    28th May 2012

    Ranjit Bhose Q.C. has been instructed on behalf of the London Borough of Islington in their claim against the "Occupy London" protesters on Finsbury Square.

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    Case

    Guidance given on the obligation to assess under s.47 NHS and Community Care Act 1990

    12th March 2012

    NM v Islington LBC and Northamptonshire CC (Interested Party)

    Islington has succeeded in defeating a claim for Judicial Review brought by a prisoner seeking to require it to carry out an assessment of his needs so as to promote his prospects of release by the Parole Board. In the course of a judgment on a test case, Sales J gave important general guidance on when a section 47 NHSCCA duty to assess will arise writes Sian Davies.

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    Case

    R (NM) v London Borough of Islington – Administrative Court 15/16 February

    20th February 2012

    Bryan McGuire QC and Ranjit Bhose represented two different local authorities in a two day hearing in the Administrative Court of a judicial review claim brought by NM, who is currently in prison. The case raises interesting issues around the duties of local authorities to carry out assessments under s.47 NHS and Community Care Act 1990.

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    News

    Newham LBC v Hannan [2011] UKUT 406 (LC)

    7th October 2011

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    Case

    White v Lynch [2011] EWHC 1664 (QB)

    7th July 2011

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    News

    Local Authority Support for People from Abroad Conference

    3rd December 2008

    Bryan McGuire, Ranjit Bhose, Kelvin Rutledge, Sian Davies and Peggy Etiebet spoke at this conference hosted in association with LGG.

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    News

    Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions

    16th September 2007

    Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

    ....

    News

    Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes

    5th July 2007

    2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

    ....

    News

    Lawfulness of purchase and sale-back of land in Wales confirmed

    29th May 2007

    Lawfulness of purchase and sale-back of land in Wales confirmed
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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    Case

    Ford-Camber v Deanminster Ltd and Grove Properties (Cardiff) Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ. 458

    1st January 2007

    The Court of Appeal, in dismissing the appeal, confirmed the lawfulness of purchase and sale-back of land by the Land Authority for Wales for the express purpose of overriding the Claimant's easement.

    Anthony Porten QC and Ranjit Bhose appeared for the successful Respondents (instructed by Capital Law).

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