(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black, 18 July 2018)
Public law children – Children Act 1989 – Police removed children from parents – Local authority placed them in accommodation pursuant to s 20 CA 1989 – Whether the local authority had a lawful basis to continue to accommodate the children The Supreme Court dismissed the parents’ appeal and held that the parents did not object or clearly request the immediate return of the children, therefore there had been a lawful basis of the children’s continued accommodation.
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 UKSC 37
On appeal from:  EWCA Civ 26
Williams and another (Appellants) v London Borough of Hackney (Respondent)
Lady Hale, President
JUDGMENT GIVEN ON
18 July 2018
Heard on 14 and 15 February 2018
Judgment: Williams and Anor v LB of Hackney  UKSC 37.pdf