Ajilore v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hackney

Housing – Homeless person. The appellant had been assessed by the local authority as not being in priority need of housing. The reviewing officer found that he was no more at risk than the ordinary street homeless person and dismissed the appeal. The appellant's application to the county court was rejected. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant's appeal and found that the reviewing officer's mistakes regarding the statistics that demonstrated suicide risk among the street homeless had not infected the whole of his decision, which had not been perverse or irrational. Further, the reviewing officer had been entitled to conclude that the appellant's risk of relapse into drug taking did not make him especially vulnerable when compared with other street homeless people.

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