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Court of Appeal delivers important ruling in case concerning homeless person with mental health illness

WB v W District Council [2018] EWCA Civ 928

Related Member(s):
Helen Mountfield QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights, Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, Local Government Law

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.