What does the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in R (Imam) v LB of Croydon [2023] UKSC 45 mean for local authorities, and the wider public sector?

When should courts step in and compel performance of statutory duties, and how can public authorities avoid mandatory orders in judicial review proceedings?

In this joint webinar with Cornerstone Barristers, Browne Jaconson will explain the Supreme Court’s judgment and discuss its implications, including on:

  • the nature of the main housing duty owed to homeless individuals;
  • relief in public law proceedings, and the ‘super added force’ of mandatory orders;
  • the relevance of an authority’s resources to the issue of relief;
  • the ‘all reasonable steps’ test;
  • relevant factors in the exercise of the court’s discretion; and
  • prioritising part 6 stock to perform part 7 duties.