Supreme Court Success For Bill Hanbury

May 21, 2014

Bill Hanbury from Exchange Chambers has helped to secure an important victory for his client at the Supreme Court.

Judgment in the case of R (on the application of Barkas) (Appellant) v North Yorkshire County Council and Another (Respondents) [2014] 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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