Lewisham and Guys Mental Health NHS Trust v Andrews (Deceased): CA 28 Mar 2000

An action for damages for race discrimination survived the death of the complainant, and could be prosecuted by the complainant’s personal representatives. The statutes which applied were different from those in other discrimination cases. However the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 provided that any cause of action except defamation should survive the death of the complainant. There was no sufficient reason to distinguish between an action brought in the County Courts, and one begun in the employment tribunal.


Times 28-Mar-2000, Gazette 14-Apr-2000


Race Relations Act 1976, Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934


England and Wales


Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.83051