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SL v Westminster City Council [2013] UKSC 27, [2013] MHLO 45

"The short issue raised by this appeal is whether the respondent (SL), a failed asylum-seeker, was at the relevant time in need of 'care and attention', requiring the provision of accommodation by the local authority under section 21(1)(a) of the National Assistance Act 1948. Burnett J decided that he was not, but that decision was reversed by the Court of Appeal ... I consider that Burnett J reached the right result for substantially the right reasons." [Summary required.]

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SL v Westminster City Council [2013] UKSC 27, [2013] MHLO 45

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Youtube, 'UK Supreme Court Judgments 9th May 2013 - Part 2' (9/5/13). Video of Lord Carnwath summarising the judgment.