Updating the meaning of violence

Ekins, Richard (2013) Updating the meaning of violence. Law Quarterly Review, 129 17-21.

Author Ekins, Richard
Title Updating the meaning of violence
Journal name Law Quarterly Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0023-933X
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 129
Start page 17
End page 21
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Legislation: Housing Act 1996 (c.52) s.177

Cases: Yemshaw v Hounslow LBC [2011] UKSC 3; [2011] 1 W.L.R. 433 (SC) Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd [2001] 1 A.C. 27; Independent, November 2, 1999 (HL)

The meaning of "violence" was at issue in Yemshaw v Hounslow LBC [2011] UKSC 3; [2011] 1 W.L.R. 433, in which a quasi-unanimous Supreme Court held that "violence" in s.177 of the Housing Act 1996 included, in addition to "physical violence", any form of abuse which might give rise to the risk of harm. This note considers the reasoning that led to this surprising conclusion. 
Keyword Domestic violence
Intentional homelessness
Statutory interpretation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
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