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LOCAL AUTHORITY: R (A) v Liverpool City Council [2007] The Times August 1

Date:26 JUN 2007

(Queens Bench Division; Walker J; 26 June 2007)

Quashing a decision concerning the age of an applicant claiming to be a child, and granting a declaration that the decision had been unlawful, the court held that before taking a decision as to age, the local authority had to have regard to all relevant information and must have regard to a dental assessment in the context of other relevant information, rather than relying on a dental assessment alone.