Kelvin Rutledge KC and Riccardo Calzavara appear at Supreme Court

R (Imam) v Croydon LBC
03 May 2023


Cornerstone’s Kelvin Rutledge KC and Riccardo Calzavara are in the Supreme Court over the next two days in the case of R (Imam) v Croydon LBC before Lords Lloyd-Jones, Sales, Hamblen, Leggatt, and Richards.

The issue before the Court relates to when a mandatory order should be made against a local housing authority to enforce a duty owed to a homeless applicant under s.193(2) Housing Act 1996. In particular, the Court will consider whether budgetary constraints and/or the availability of non-secure tenancies are relevant to its remedial discretion.

Kelvin and Riccardo represent the Appellant, Croydon London Borough Council, in an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in R (Elkundi) v Birmingham CC. They are instructed by Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson LLP.