Makisi (Homelessness - oral representations) judgment
Judgment in the case of Makisi v Birmingham City Council (and two other joined cases) has been handed down by the Court of Appeal today (31/3/11).
Makisi v Birmingham City Council; Yosief v Birmingham City Council; Nagi v Birmingham City Council  EWCA Civ 355
The Court of Appeal has allowed Ms Makisi's appeal against the decision of HHJ Worster in the Birmingham County Court that her right to make oral representations under Regulation 8(2) Allocation of Housing and Homelessness ( Review Procedures) Regulations 1999 was satisfied by telephone representations.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the right to make oral representations includes the right of the applicant to insist on a hearing face to face with the reviewer at which either the applicant or their representative can make representations.
James Stark appeared for Ms Makisi, instructed by Holly Sherratt of the Community Law Partnership
> 10/1/10 - Don't Answer The Phone (Nearly Legal) - Background: commentary on the County Court Appeal stage of this case
> 3/4/11 - Face time (Nearly Legal ) - commentary on the latest Court of Appeal judgment