Case Law

Section 20 delay and human rights breaches: Northamptonshire County Council v AS and Others [2015]

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Introduction

By Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. The local authority in this case had to pay damages for breaching a family’s human rights under the European Convention and was also criticised for delays and “chaotic” handling of proceedings. In this case, a local authority agreed to pay extensive damages amounting to £17,000, to the […]

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