Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 provides that local authorities are under a full duty to secure accommodation to a person found homeless, if certain conditions are satisfied, one of which is that they are not satisfied that she “became homeless intentionally”.
Barrister Rebecca Handcock acted for the UK Treasury and was part of its legal team in Bank Mellat v HM Treasury. The case settled on 18 June 2019. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The bank, which is partly owned by the Iranian government challenged sanctions imposed on certain institutions in the Iranian banking sector.
Grace Cheng and Rebecca Handcock acted for the Secretary of State for Transport and assisted as part of a wider team in Eurotunnel v Secretary of State for Transport. The case settled on 1 March 2019. This was a procurement claim involving a challenge by Eurotunnel to capacity contracts awarded by the Government to DFDS, […]