Home > Cases > R (Greenwich LBC) v Secretary of State for Health [2006] EWHC 2576 (Admin)

An important case as to the meaning of “ordinary residence” in the National Assistance Act 1948, and the circumstances in which one local authority may avoid liability for a person ordinarily resident in their area by alleging that that person was “dumped” upon them by another local authority, as a result of the second authority making arrangements for the person’s case in the area of the first authority before any obligation to accommodate arose under the 1948 Act.

Tim Buley appeared for the successful Defendant Secretary of State, whose determination that Greenwich LBC was responsible for the care of one of its residents was upheld.

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