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Pieretti v London Borough of Enfield: CA 12 Oct 2010

The claimant sought a declaration that the duty set out in the 1995 Act applies to the discharge of duties, and to the exercise of powers, by local housing authorities under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 being the part entitled ‘Homelessness’. The defendant argued that (1) the section concerned only the general formulation … Continue reading Pieretti v London Borough of Enfield: CA 12 Oct 2010

BAPIO Action Ltd and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: QBD 9 Feb 2007

The claimants said that changes to the Highy Skilled Migrant Programme were unfairly introduced, that they had effectively barred non-EU doctors from applying for first tier doctor appointments, and that the guidance could properly be derived only . .

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Birmingham City Council v Wilson: CA 17 Nov 2016

The case concerns the extent of a housing authority’s duty of inquiry, in light of the public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, into whether an applicant for homelessness assistance has a disability requiring special arrangements to be made. Black, Beatson, Sales LJJ [2016] EWCA Civ 1137 Bailii … Continue reading Birmingham City Council v Wilson: CA 17 Nov 2016

Hunt v North Somerset Council: SC 22 Jul 2015

The appellant had sought judicial review of a decision of the respondent to approve a Revenue Budget for 2012/13 as to the provision of youth services. He applied for declarations that the respondent had failed to comply with section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 and section 507B of the Education Act 1996 and for … Continue reading Hunt v North Somerset Council: SC 22 Jul 2015

Robson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Salford City Council: CA 20 Jan 2015

The appellants, all severely disabled appealed against the refusal of their judicial review of the substantial withdrawal by the Council of a service providing them with transport to local day care facilities. They said that the council had failed in its dutes to consider their individual cases, to consult properly, and in its public sector … Continue reading Robson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Salford City Council: CA 20 Jan 2015

Kanu v The London Borough of Southwark: CA 29 Jul 2014

Mr Kanu, aged 48, had physical problems, including back pain, hepatitis B, hypertension and haemorrhoids, as well as psychotic symptoms and suicidal ideation. His wife assisted him in taking the necessary drugs, but stress would raise his hypertension to ‘quite dangerous levels’, requiring an increase in the dose of the relevant drugs. An order for … Continue reading Kanu v The London Borough of Southwark: CA 29 Jul 2014

Hunt, Regina (on The Application of) v North Somerset Council: CA 6 Nov 2013

Appeal against an order dismissing the challenge by the appellant, to the lawfulness of the decision of the respondent, the Council to cut its Youth Services budget for the year 2012/2013. The claimant suffered ADHD and relied on services supported by the Council. Judicial review had been refused. Held: The court upheld the appellant’s argument … Continue reading Hunt, Regina (on The Application of) v North Somerset Council: CA 6 Nov 2013

Blake and Others v London Borough of Waltham Forest: Admn 7 Apr 2014

Application for judicial review of a decision by the Council terminating Christian Kitchen’s licence to operate a ‘soup kitchen’ at the Mission Grove car park, London E17. Held: The request for judicial review was granted. The council’s position that there was no evidence to suggest the relocation would affect users’ ability to access the kitchen … Continue reading Blake and Others v London Borough of Waltham Forest: Admn 7 Apr 2014

Jewish Rights Watch (T/A Jewish Human Rights Watch), Regina (on The Application of) v Leicester City Council: Admn 28 Jun 2016

The claimant challenged the legaity of resolutions passed by three local authorities which were critical of the State of Israel. They said that the resolultions infringed the Public Sector Equality Duty under section 149 of the 2010 Act, and also had failed as require to consider the effect it might have in the Jewish community, … Continue reading Jewish Rights Watch (T/A Jewish Human Rights Watch), Regina (on The Application of) v Leicester City Council: Admn 28 Jun 2016

MA and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: SC 9 Nov 2016

The appellants claimed housing benefit. They appealed against rejection of their claims that the imposition of limits to the maximum sums payable, ‘the bedroom tax’, was unlawful on equality grounds. The claimants either had disabilities, or lived . .

Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v TM: CA 20 Dec 2021

This second appeal arises from a claim for possession of rented residential premises and concerns the impact on such a claim of the public sector equality duty (‘the PSED’), set out in s. 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Lord Justice Green, Lord Justice Nugee, And, Lord Justice Snowden [2021] EWCA Civ 1890 Bailii, Judiciary … Continue reading Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v TM: CA 20 Dec 2021

Land Registry v Houghton and Others: EAT 12 Feb 2015

EAT Disability Discrimination: Disability Related Discrimination – Justification – Disability related discrimination. Equality Act 2010 section 15. Non-payment of bonus due to the Claimants having received a warning for disability related sick absence. Prima facie discrimination causatively made out. The Employment Tribunal were entitled to reject the Respondent’s justification defence. Peter Clarke HHJ [2015] UKEAT … Continue reading Land Registry v Houghton and Others: EAT 12 Feb 2015

Adath Yisroel Burial Society and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London: Admn 27 Apr 2018

The Society challenged the refusal of the coroner to expedite of deaths for religious reasons, alleging discrimination against Jewish and Muslim families in breach of Convention or statutory rights. Held: Allowed in part. Singh LJ, Whipple J [2018] EWHC 969 (Admin), [2019] QB 251, [2018] WLR(D) 273, (2018) 162 BMLR 217, [2018] HRLR 15, [2018] … Continue reading Adath Yisroel Burial Society and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London: Admn 27 Apr 2018

Diedrick, Regina (on The Application of) v Hampshire Constabulary and Others: Admn 26 Jul 2012

The claimant challenged the alteration of the PACE code of conduct to remove the mandatory requirement on an officer executing a stop and account or stop and search to record the self-defined ethnicity of the person so stopped, and also to challenge the decision of several chief constables to decide not to do so. Held: … Continue reading Diedrick, Regina (on The Application of) v Hampshire Constabulary and Others: Admn 26 Jul 2012

Redmond-Bate v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 Jul 1999

The police had arrested three peaceful but vociferous preachers when some members of a crowd gathered round them threatened hostility. Held: Freedom of speech means nothing unless it includes the freedom to be irritating, contentious, eccentric, heretical, unwelcome and provocative provided it did not tend to provoke violence. There was no reasonable inference available in … Continue reading Redmond-Bate v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 23 Jul 1999

Brown, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Admn 18 Dec 2008

Having ‘due regard’ is not Obligation to do The claimant sought to challenge the decision to close her local post office on the basis that being retired and disabled and without a car in a rural area, the office was essential and the decision unsupportable. In particular she challenged the removal of post offices from … Continue reading Brown, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Admn 18 Dec 2008

Rowley, Regina (on The Application of) v Minister for The Cabinet Office: Admn 28 Jul 2021

Failure to Provide Signers was Discriminatory The claimant challenged the failure of the respondent to provide sign language interpreters to accompany public service broadcasts during the Covid pandemic. The parties agreed that the steps taken for later broadcasts had satisfied the requirements, but disagreed as to the need for continued review, the defendant saying that … Continue reading Rowley, Regina (on The Application of) v Minister for The Cabinet Office: Admn 28 Jul 2021