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Keep up to date with changes in the law, notable cases and examples of how we have helped our clients.

Priority for homeless client

R(Alam) v Tower Hamlets LBC [2009] EWHC (Admin) 44 Lou Crisfield successfully supported her client Mr Alam when his local authority agreed that he was homeless but decided that he was not in priority need. The council placed his housing ...

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Domestic violence – how to spot it

It is a common misconception that domestic violence is categorised by punching, kicking or using physical violence. In truth this is never the sole abuse that many victims suffer and only usually occurs later in an abusive relationship. There are ...

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R (DB) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust (2008) EWCA Civ 1354 Rachel Turner represented the claimant DB in a successful appeal concerning admission for treatment and compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. A hospital order, issued on 17 ...

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