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R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council [2016] EWCA Civ 1108
Date:21 NOV 2016
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Law Reporter

(Court of Appeal, Black and Burnett LJJ, 11 November 2016)

Public law children – Accommodation – Mother made voluntary arrangements for child’s accommodation with grandmother – Whether s 20(1) responsibility of local authority had been triggered

The grandmother’s appeal from a decision that the trigger for local authority responsibility under s 20(1) of the Children Act 1989 had not been met was dismissed.


Case No: C1/2015/2656

Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWCA Civ 1108
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM
THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
THE HON MR JUSTICE HICKINBOTTOM
CO/4565/2014

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 11/11/2016

Before:

LADY JUSTICE BLACK

and

LORD JUSTICE BURNETT

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Between:

The Queen
(on the application of Philippa Cunningham)
Appellant

- and -

Hertfordshire County Council
Respondent

-and-

Derby City Council
Interested Party

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Mr Martin Westgate QC & Mr Lindsay Johnson
(instructed by Irwin Mitchell Llp Solicitors) for the Appellant
Mr Jonathan Cohen QC & Ms Jane Rayson
(instructed by Chief Legal Officer, Hertfordshire County Council) for the Respondent
Mr Kelvin Rutledge QC (instructed by Derby City Council) for the Interested Party

Hearing date: 5 October 2016

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Judgment

R (on the application of Cunningham) v Hertfordshire County Council [2016] EWCA Civ 1108.rtf
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