London Borough of Croydon v Y

Local authority – Statutory powers. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed a local authority's appeal against the dismissal by Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) of its application for the respondent to undergo three examinations and assessments related to his judicial review of the authority's age assessment of him, otherwise his application should be struck out or stayed. The judge had erred in distinguishing past authority on the basis that it applied to private, and not public, law proceedings. The examination and assessments sought by the authority had been reasonably necessary to have enabled it to defend the challenge to its age assessment and it had been unreasonable for the respondent to have refused to give his consent.

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