R v Devon CC, ex parte Baker [1992]

Was local authority under
duty to consult residents of old-persons home which it proposed to close?
Local authority contended
courts ought not grant JR of their government to close home, because an
alternative remedy was available of application to Secretary of State under
Local Authorities Social Services Act 1970.
Held that availability of
alternative remedy did not preclude JR.
Authority had duty to act
fairly in making government and had duty to consult residents.