Shah v Barnet London Borough Council [1983] 1 All ER 226 (HL)

Ordinarily resident

This was an education case in which the court said that the phrase ‘ordinarily resident’ (in s 1 of the Education Act 1962) was to be construed according to its natural and ordinary meaning. According to the natural and ordinary meaning of the phrase a person was ‘ordinarily resident’ in a particular place if he habitually and normally resided lawfully in that place from choice and for a settled purpose, whether his stay was of short or of long duration.

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