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 Kaur and Shah) v London Borough of Ealing [2008] EWHC 2062 (Admin)

Date 29 July 2008 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2008/2062.html&query=kaur+and+shah&method=boolean Discrimination grounds Race, gender Summary of case The case concerned Southall Black Sisters, an organisation that provided services to Asian and Afro-Caribbean women particularly in relation to domestic violence. They received substantial funding from Ealing Council. They were awarded funding for 2007 & 2008. The Council decided …

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 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 …

R (Domb) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 941

Date 08 September 2009 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2009/941.html&query=domb&method=boolean Grounds Disability, race, gender Summary of case The Council decided to make a charge for non-residential home care services. This decision was challenged mainly under the Disability Equality Duty but the Race and Gender Duties were also raised. Outcome The Court concluded that ‘the Council did in …