Liar liar? Fair procedure, credibility and assessments

November 11th, 2016 by Hannah Slarks


We are all left reeling from the news across the pond.  It may feel as if no one cares anymore about who is telling the truth or what is fair.  But, when all about you are losing their heads, turn to a recent decision from the Administrative Court for reassurance.  In R (S and J) v Haringey LBC [2016] EWHC 2692 (Admin), the High Court handed down useful guidance on the procedure that authorities should follow before concluding that a person lacks credibility. Read more »


LA duties and the risk of radicalisation

March 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

Does being at risk of radicalisation render a child “in need” for the purposes of section 17 of the Children Act 1989 thereby leading to section 20 accommodation, notwithstanding that the home environment is not the source of radicalisation? The answer according to the Court last week in A v LB Enfield [2016] EWHC 567 (Admin) was Read more »