Sarah McKeown and Mark Baumohl have been appointed as Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern circuit.
Mark Baumohl is representing the local authority today in the Court of Appeal case of Al Ahmed v the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The case concerns what constitutes a ‘good reason’ for extending the time limit to file a s. 204 appeal notice under the Housing Act 1996.
Adrian Davis examines the High Court’s decision in Bibi Emambee v The London Borough of Islington  EWHC 2835 (QB), in which Mr Justice Stewart dismissed Ms Emambee’s appeal against the county court judge’s refusal to extend time for bringing a homelessness appeal under section 204(2A) of the Housing Act 1996.
Mark Baumohl considers Turner v LB of Ealing  EWHC 1431 (QB) a case concerning a so called “second successor” which, provided that a local authority is mindful of its ongoing duties and is prepared to provide a clear road map for proper consideration of those duties, further underlines the difficulties defendants may have defeating […]
When is an Appeal “brought” for the purposes of section 204(2) of the Housing Act 1996 – the importance of filing the grounds of appeal and, if necessary of properly explaining and evidencing the reasons why it was not possible to file an Appellant’s notice and grounds of appeal within the 21 day time limit […]