Court of Appeal delivers important ruling in case concerning homeless person with mental health illness
WB v W District Council  EWCA Civ 928
- Related Member(s):
- Helen Mountfield QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Human Rights, Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, Local Government Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
This case held that it was not necessary to consider whether a construction of the Housing Act 1996, Sch 19 Pt VII compliant with the ECHR could be made to permit a housing application on behalf of a homeless person with a mental disability because the Mental Capacity Act 2005 provided a judicial process for making or supervising decisions about where a person with mental incapacity should live and for making a tenancy agreement on that person’s behalf.
Helen Mountfield QC was involved in this case.