R (on the application of Hurley and Moore) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2012] EWHC 201 (Admin)

Date 17 February 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/201.html Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case Secondary school pupils wishing to go to university challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to increase the maximum annual amount which universities were permitted to charge students. Outcome The Court concluded that although there had been equality impact assessments …

R (on the application of JM and NT) v Isle of Wight Council [2011] EWHC 2911 (Admin)

Date 11 November 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2911.html  Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case Two severely disabled adults challenged the Council’s decision to change eligibility rules for adult social care. Outcome The Court concluded that ‘the Council did not conduct the rigorous analysis and consideration required in order to satisfy the ‘due regard’ duty under …

JG and MB v Lancashire County Council [2011] EWHC 2295 (Admin)

Date 2 September 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2295.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case Challenge to a change in the provision of adult social care. Outcome The Court concluded that ‘the Council did direct its mind towards the question of what mitigating steps could be taken so as to lessen the impact of the relevant …

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v Norton & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 834

Date 21 July 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2011/834.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The case concerned the tenancy of a school house by the school caretaker after his employment ended. The tenant had a daughter with cerebral palsy and the house had been to some extent adapted for her needs. The Council obtained possession …

R (on the application of Hajrula and Hamza) v London Councils [2011] EWHC 861 (Admin) [2011] EWHC 861 (Admin); [2011] EWHC 151 (QB)

Date 28 January 2011 and 1 February 2011 Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case The case involved a challenge brought by users of the Roma Support Group of the London Councils’ plans to cut £10m from the £26.4m funding that it provided to voluntary sector organisations in London. Outcome The Court found that …

R (on the application of Luton Borough Council and others) v Secretary of State for Education [2011] EWHC 217 (Admin)

Date 11 February 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/217.html&query=luton+and+schools&method=boolean Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case The Case concerned the Department of Education’s Building Schools for the Future programme which aimed to re-furbish/rebuild all secondary schools in England. Following the May 2010 General Election the Government cancelled some of the projects that were still in …

R (on the application of Greenwich Community Law Centre) v Greenwich London Borough Council [2012] EWCA Civ 496

Date 24 April 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/496.html Discrimination grounds Race, disability, gender, age. Summary of case The Greenwich Community Law Centre challenged the decision of Greenwich Council not to award contracts to provide immigration and employment advice services to residents to the Greenwich Community Law Centre. Outcome The Council were not in breach of …

R (on the application of D and S) v Manchester City Council [2012] EWHC 17 (Admin)

Date 12 January 2012 Link to judgment http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/judgments/2012/d-and-s-v-manchester-city-council-judgment OR http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/17.html Discrimination grounds Disability Summary of case Provision of social care services for two disabled elderly people – proposals to reduce the level of funding for this service provision – whether the local authority had complied with their Duty in respect of disability. Outcome The local …

R (Tiller) v East Sussex County Council & R (Rajput & Anor) v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2011] EWCA Civ 1577

Date 20 December 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2011/1577.html&query=rajput&method=boolean Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case These cases considered the reduction of services to disabled tenants in sheltered accommodation. Outcome Although it would have been good practice to make an express reference to the Equality Duty, and this had not been done, the Councils had nevertheless substantially …

R (on the application of Green) v Gloucestershire County Council and R (on the application of Rowe and Hird) v Somerset County Council [2011] EWHC 2687 (Admin); [2011] EWHC 3216 (Admin)

Date 16 November 2011 Link to judgement http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2687.html Discrimination grounds Age, disability, gender Summary of case The case involved the provision of public libraries and whether in making proposals to reduce library services, the local authorities concerned had given adequate consideration to their Public Sector Equality Duties in respect of age, disability and gender. Outcome The …