Ghaoui (appellant) v London Borough of Waltham Forest (respondent)

Thursday 18 April 2024

By Appellants Notice filed on 24 March 2023, the Appellant below (A) appeal the order of Recorder Deal KC, sitting in Central London County Court, following her judgment dated 3 March 2023, dismissing A’s appeal against the Respondent (R) local authority’s review decision dated 17 October 2022, and making consequential costs orders.

A wishes his children to be educated in accordance with the Muslim faith. His two children attend an Islamic school in Leytonstone. By its decision of 17 October 2022 R upheld the original decision dated 19 November 2021, and concluded that accommodation offered to A in Harlow was suitable for A and his family and that it had discharged its duty under s193 HA.

A asked for a review of suitability following A’s refusal of the Harlow property. Representations were made including as to the Appellant’s preference for the children to be educated in accordance with their faith and as to the difficult travel arrangements to reach their school.

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