GT Stewart agreed to assist a vulnerable client with poor mental health after his previous solicitors closed his file. He had been street homeless for two months after an injunction was made preventing him from returning home.
We asked the local authority to provide temporary accommodation, but they refused. This meant that we needed to issue a judicial review on an urgent basis seeking interim relief. The High Court granted the interim relief, ordering the local authority to house the client. He was eventually placed in a hotel and had a roof over his head for the first time in two months.
The matter since developed as it is the local authority’s social services department who are now housing the client, and the Official Solicitor is acting as his litigation friend. This is a complex case involving several overlapping areas of law, and our firm’s Housing and Community Care teams worked together to help achieve a positive result for a vulnerable client.
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