Earlier today, @suesspiciousmin tweeted that a new case might have rebooted the stream of section 20 compensation claims:
I couldn’t wait for his commentary, I had to search the case out for myself, and it is this case here: London Borough of Hackney v Williams & Anor  EWCA Civ 26 (26 January 2017).
Not least, section 20 is an issue I’ve written about on a number of previous occasions, over a number of years, including:
- ‘Can I? Should I? Must I? …take this baby into care’ (May 2008)
- ‘Hobson’s Choice – Voluntary or Compulsory Removal of a Child?’ (March 2012)
- ‘What’s going on with Section 20?’ (December 2015)
A review of my previous posts will reveal that I have held to a very difficult line. On the one hand, Continue reading ‘Presedent’ Revisited – Section 20 may not require consent