Update: the meaning of ordinary residence disputes for the purposes of section 117 aftercare

We now have confirmation that Worcestershire County Council are seeking permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Worcestershire case to the Supreme Court.

The Department of Health and Social Care has updated its statutory guidance to reflect the County Council’s application which states that ordinary residence disputes raising similar issues to those in the Worcestershire case will continue to be stayed until a final decision is made by the Supreme Court.

You can read our earlier article on the Worcestershire case here.

Our content explained

Every piece of content we create is correct on the date it’s published but please don’t rely on it as legal advice. If you’d like to speak to us about your own legal requirements, please contact one of our expert lawyers.

Posted by


Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R


Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.


Mills & Reeve system for employees.