R (on the application of Karia) v Leicester City Council

Local authority – Residential care home. The claimant 101-year-old British Asian woman sought judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision close her care home. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority had carried out adequate inquiries concerning the levels and nature of demand for residential care homes. There was no merit in any of the grounds in relation to the public sector equality duty and the authority had not failed to take into account relevant considerations, including the claimant's rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and her claimed legitimate expectation that she had a home for life.

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