Pieretti v London Borough of Enfield [2010] EWCA Civ 1104

Date 12 October 2010 Link http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2010/1104.html Ground of discrimination Disability Summary of case Mr Pieretti and his wife rented a house in Edmonton under an assured shorthold tenancy. In April 2008 their landlady obtained an order for possession against them. In June 2008 the bailiffs evicted them. Meanwhile, in May 2008, they had applied to …

R (W and others) v Birmingham City Council [2011] EWHC 1147 (Admin)

Date 19 May 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/1147.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The case concerned four disabled people who challenged the Council’s decision to reduce council-funded social care provision as part of its measures to save £212 million. Outcome The Council’s decision did not comply with the Disability Equality Duty. Authorities must take …

R (Macdonald) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2011] UKSC 33

Date 06 July 2011 Link to judgment https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2011-0005-judgment.pdf Ground Disability Summary of case Ms McDonald suffered from a condition which required her to access a toilet three or more times a night. Owing to her physical frailty (caused as a result of a stroke), such access had resulted in a number of falls some of …

R (Chavda) v Harrow LBC [2007] EWHC 3064 (Admin)

Date 20 December 2007 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2007/3064.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case To make savings in light of budget deficits, the London Borough of Harrow proposed restricting the provision of adult care services to people with critical needs only. A consultation and an equality impact assessment were carried out regarding the proposed change. …

R (on the application of Boyejo and others) v London Borough of Barnet and R (on the application of Smith) v Portsmouth City Council [2009] EWHC 3261 (Admin)

Date 15 December 2009 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2009/3261.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The Councils proposed to make changes in the provision of support services for people living in sheltered accommodation in respect of overnight cover. Outcome The Councils had failed to give due regard to their Disability Equality Duty. The decisions should be …