Inclusion Housing applied for judicial review of the Regulator of Social Housing’s regulatory judgement that Inclusion was non-compliant with the governance and financial viability standards. The High Court dismissed Inclusion’s claim, holding that the irrationality, proportionality and reasons challenges were not made out. Regarding proportionality, the Court emphasised that in this context considerable weight should be given to the view of the specialist regulator, acting in an area in which it was expert.
Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Jane Collier acted for the defendant.
The full judgment is available here.