Michael Mullin succeeds in the Administrative Court on a judicial review regarding what amounts to a request for a review under s.202 Housing Act 1996

8th November 2021

Michael Mullin, instructed by Ernesta Meskauskaite of LBWF Legal services, successfully resisted a claim for judicial review. The Claimant had sought to quash the local authority’s decision that she had not made an in-time request to review the suitability of accommodation offered to her. Her purported request had been made by email and although it was sent to an email address specifically for review requests, Michael successfully argued that it had contained merely a reiteration of her reasons for refusing that accommodation, and did not identify a decision for review or suggest that any particular decision should be revisited or reconsidered. The claim was dismissed at the substantive hearing.