Supreme Court Success For Bill Hanbury
May 21, 2014
Judgment in the case of R (on the application of Barkas) (Appellant) v North Yorkshire County Council and Another (Respondents)  UKSC31 has been handed down today.
Commenting on the judgment, Bill Hanbury, who acted for the second respondent, Scarborough Borough Council, said:
“We (the respondents) were not only successful but their Lordships overturned an earlier decision of the House of Lords made only ten years ago.
“The case completely transforms the law from a state of uncertainty to one of clarity and will be of great importance to local authorities.”
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