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Bloomsburry Family law

Personal injury

Fairstate Ltd v First Secretary of State and Westminster City Council (2005)

Where a flat had been used for 14 years as temporary sleeping accommodation but that period was interrupted by a tenancy for more than 90 days, the resumption of use for temporary sleeping accommodation was deemed to be a material change of use by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973, s 25 which caused a new 10-year period to begin to run for enforcement purposes under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, s 171B(3).

Re D (a child)

Where a litigant in person had sought to be represented by a McKenzie friend, the court could only grant that right of audience in exceptional circumstances and after careful consideration. An argument that the McKenzie friend was able to put the applicant's case better than she could did not amount to exceptional circumstances