*Haile v Waltham Forest London Borough

Housing – Homeless person. The appellant had applied to the respondent local authority for accommodation. It found that she had become intentionally homeless. That decision was confirmed on review, upheld by the county court judge and affirmed by the Court of Appeal, Civil Division. The Supreme Court allowed the appellant's appeal, finding that the chain of causation between her earlier, deliberate, act and her homelessness had been broken by a supervening event which would have rendered her homeless at the time her case had been considered, whether or not the deliberate act had taken place.

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