R (on the application of Essex CC) v Secretary of State for Education [2012] EWHC 1460 (Admin)

Date 17 May 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/1460.html&query=Essex+and+Secretary+and+of+and+State+and+for+and+Education&method=boolean Grounds Race, disability Summary of case The local authority applied for judicial review of a decision of the secretary of state to reduce the amount of funding for childcare, quality and access projects that could be carried forward into the following financial year. Outcome The secretary of …

R (on the application of Williams and another) v Surrey County Council [2012] EWHC 867 (QB)

Date 3 April 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2012/867.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The case concerned reductions in library services because of financial constraints. The Council proposed to use volunteers to staff some of their libraries. The challenge concerned whether the volunteers, who would be a constantly changing group, would be adequately trained in …

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 …