*Aster Healthcare Ltd v Estate of Shafi

Local authority – Residential care home. The claimant care home owner sought recovery of unpaid fees from the estate of a former resident, MS. On appeal, the High Court dismissed the claimant's application for summary judgment and ordered that summary judgment be entered for the estate. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held, amongst other things, that whatever the precise arrangements between the local authority and the claimant, the authority had remained at least arguably liable for the claimant's fees.

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