Procedural fairness and ‘child in need’ assessments

04 Aug 2017

Public Law and Judicial Review



In this note for LexisPSL, Richard Hanstock discusses the practical implications of the judgment in R (on the application of AC and another) v London Borough of Lambeth Council and explores procedural fairness within the context of child in need assessments, suggesting the hallmark of procedural fairness is the giving of sufficient opportunity to comment on matters the applicant knows are important to the assessment. Richard represented the defendant in this case.