“In determining whether a decision by a local authority to seek possession of land where there were unauthorised occupiers was reasonable, the county court could look at a series of decisions taken by the authority including any decision to continue with the proceedings taken at the time of the hearing. Any one of the series could be challenged if shown to be unreasonable. The court should go beyond a pure rationality test and look at facts concerning the personal circumstances of the occupiers known to the local authority at the time of the relevant decision.”
WLR Daily, 3rd July 2009
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