Supreme Court highlights concern for children's welfare in judgment handed down today

Thursday 2 April 2015

The Supreme Court this morning handed down the judgment in Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22. The Court paid particular attention to the approach to be taken by councils where children are concerned. This marks a significant step forward in the understanding of s.11 Children Act 2004 in the context of homelessness applications.

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More information can be found here on the Garden Court website - Supreme Court calls a halt to the exporting of a homeless family - in the Supreme Court judgment and in the Court's press summary.

Shu Shin Luh was led by David Wolfe QC. They were instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for Shelter Children's Legal Service.

Jan Luba QC represented the homeless woman in the Court of Appeal. He was instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors.

On 29 April, Shu Shin will be speaking at an event run by the Housing Law Practitioners' Association (HLPA) regarding this judgment, the wider use of best interests of children principles, and s. 11 Children Act 2004. Please contact HLPA for further details.

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