Stephen Knafler QC and Irena Sabic win Children Act test case in the Administrative Court

Thursday 26 April 2012

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In R (Sabiri) v Croydon LBC (23 April 2012), the Court held that section 23C(4)(b) and section 24B of the Children Act 1989 were sufficiently wide to cover assistance by way of financial contributions towards the cost of renting accommodation near the place where a former relevant child was, or would be, receiving education or training and the contribution could be 100% of that cost. As a result, in this case, the local authority did have power to pay for the cost of accommodation for a failed asylum-seeker former relevant child (who had made further representations to the Secretary of State) near to the Further Education college where he proposed to study. The case continues on other issues, to be listed in July 2012.

Stephen Knafler QC and Irena Sabic are members of the Garden Court

Stephen Knafler QC

Irena Sabic

Stephen Knafler QC (top) and Irena Sabic (above)


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