R (on the application of C1 and another) v London Borough Of Hackney

Local authority – Statutory powers. The claimant's sought judicial review of the failure of the defendant local authority's housing department to comply with the request for assistance from its children's services department, purportedly under s 27 of the Children Act 1989. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that s 27 of the Act did not apply, as on a straightforward reading, the consequences of s 27(2) of the Act did not arise in circumstances in which one department of a London borough requested the help of another department of the same London borough.

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