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 the review was now academic.
Held: The first two broadcasts had been discriminatory, and damages should be assessed but the county court. The discrimination was not continuing.
 EWHC 2108 (Admin)
Equality Act 201
England and Wales
Cited – Spurrier, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Transport Admn 2019
Live streaming of video and audio from a court room is prohibited. . .
Cited – Finch, Regina (on The Application of) v Surrey County Council QBD 3-Feb-2021
Penalty against BBC for recording and broadcasting extract from court hearing . .
Cited – Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc v Allen CA 20-Nov-2009
The claimant had complained that as a wheelchair user, the bank had failed to provide wheelchair access to its facilities in Sheffield or any satisfactory alternative. . .
Cited – Bridges, Regina (on The Application of) v South Wales Police CA 11-Aug-2020
Cited – Adiatu and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Her Majesty’S Treasury Admn 15-Jun-2020
The claim challenges certain decisions made by the Treasury in relation to the availability of support by way of Statutory Sick Pay (‘SSP’) and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘JRS’). . .
Cited – Detention Action and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department Admn 25-Mar-2020
Application for interim relief in an application for judicial review which challenges ‘the on-going detention of all immigration detainees, in particular those with pre-existing conditions which increase vulnerability to COVID-19 . . [and] . . the . .
Cited – Finnigan v Northumbria Police CA 8-Oct-2013
Officers had searched the claimant’s house on three occasions. Though it was known that he was profoundly deaf, no signer had been brought along to assist. The judge had held that on two occasions communication had been effective, and on the third, . .
Cited – VC, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for The Home Department CA 2-Feb-2018
‘There are broadly two questions before the court in this appeal. The first concerns the application of the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s policy governing the detention under the Immigration Act 1971 (‘the 1971 Act’) of persons who . .
Cited – Dolan and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Another CA 1-Dec-2020
Lockdown Measures not Ultra Vires the 1984 Act
The appellants, a businessman, and mother, appealed from refusal of leave to challenge regulations made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic on 26 March 2020 and since which introduced what was commonly known as a ‘lockdown’ in England. They . .
Cited – Imam, Regina (on The Application of) v The London Borough of Croydon Admn 26-Mar-2021
Conditions for Anonymity Orders
The claimant sought judicial review of the Defendant’s failure to provide suitable accommodation under its duty under section 193(2) of the 1996 Act. The Defendant admitted breach of its statutory duty because the accommodation that it was providing . .
Cited – Roads v Central Trains Ltd CA 5-Nov-2004
The court considered the meaning of the ‘duty to provide a reasonable alternative method’.
Held: The policy of the 1995 Act was to provide access to a service as close as it was reasonable possible to get to the standard offered to the public . .
Cited – Firstgroup Plc v Paulley SC 18-Jan-2017
The claimant wheelchair user alleged discrimination by the bus company. The space reserved for wheelchair users on a bus had been wrongly occupied by a passenger who refused to vacate the space. The claimant said that the bus driver should have . .
Cited – Fayad, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for The Home Department CA 31-Jan-2018
Cited – Ishola v Transport for London CA 7-Feb-2020
Cited – Secretary of State for Defence v Elias CA 10-Oct-2006
The claimant said that a scheme drawn by the defendant for compensating British civilians interned by the Japanese during the second world war was indirectly discriminatory on racial grounds by requiring a national origin link with the UK. She had . .
Cited – Durand Education Trust, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Education CA 8-Dec-2020
A PSED breach can vitiate an impugned decision or action (‘outcome’), subject to principles of materiality and the statutory test of ‘highly likely: not substantially different’ . .
Cited – Hotak and Others v London Borough of Southwark and Another SC 13-May-2015
The court was asked as to the duty of local housing authorities towards homeless people who claim to be ‘vulnerable’, and therefore to have ‘a priority need’ for the provision of housing accommodation under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. Those . .
Cited – SXC, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Another Admn 23-Oct-2019
Cited – Powell v Dacorum Borough Council CA 24-Jan-2019
Appeal from refusal of appeal from housing possession order. . .
Cited – Bracking and Others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions CA 6-Nov-2013
Application for permission to appeal against refusal of leave to bring judicial review of decision by the respondent to close the Independent Living Fund.
Held: McCombe LJ summarised the application of section 149 of the 2010 Act: ‘1 . . . .
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Discrimination, Administrative, Judicial Review
Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.666459