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R (on the application of (1) Paula Gallagher (2) Mary McCarthy v Basildon District Council & Commission for Local Administration in England [2010] EWHC 2824 (Admin)

DATE: 09 Nov 2010

It was not necessary for local authorities to provide "cogent reasons" for rejecting the recommendations of the Local Government Ombudsman. However, in the circumstances of the instant case, the local authority's refusal to follow such a recommendation was unlawful.