R (application of Mrs Janice Hawke & Mr Jeremy Hawke) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 3599 (Admin)

Case No. CO/2719/2015 Date 2-3 December 2015 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/3599.html&query=%27public+sector+equality+duty%27&method=boolean Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case Both claimants are in their 50s. They have been married for many years and have two adult children. Their home is at Bude in Cornwall. While awaiting trial, the prisoner was held on remand in HMP Exeter, which …

R (on the application of Logan) v London Borough of Havering [2015] EWHC 3193 (Admin)

Case No: CO/1822/2015 Date 6 November 2015 Link to judgement http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/3193.html&query=%27public+sector+equality+duty%27&method=boolean Discrimination grounds Disability and age Summary of case This was a challenge to the council tax rules adopted by the London Borough of Havering (LBH) by a disabled man. The claimant is a man of 55. He lives with his wife and adult son. …

West Berkshire District Council Reading Borough Council v Department for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin)

Case No: CO/76/2015 Date 31 July 2015 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2222.html&query=%27public+sector+equality+duty%27&method=boolean Discrimination grounds All protected grounds Summary of case West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council sought to challenge two decisions of the Secretary of State concerning planning policies for England, namely: The decision on 28 November 2014 to make alterations to national policy in …

Hotak & Ors v London Borough of Southwark & Anor (Rev 1) [2015] UKSC 30

Date 13 May 2015 Link to judgment https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2013-0234-judgment.pdf Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case Under s. 188 of the Housing Act 1996 (‘the 1996 Act’) local authorities have a duty to secure that accommodation is made available for applicants who are homeless and have priority need. Priority need is defined in section 189(1) of the …

R (on the application of Aspinall, Pepper & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2014] EWHC 4134 (Admin)

Date 8 December 2014 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4134.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case This case was a challenge to the Government’s closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). It follows the successful challenge to the ILF brought in Stuart Bracking and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] so it was …

Fakih, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (IJR) [2014] UKUT 513 (IAC)

Date 7 November 2014 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC/2014/[2014]_UKUT_513_iac.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The applicant (F) was the elderly mother of a refugee who herself was in receipt of benefits. F had numerous health problems and was dependent on her daughter for financial and emotional support, in addition to day-to-day care. F applied for …

Cushnie, R (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Health [2014] EWHC 3626 (Admin)

Date 5 November 2014 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/3626.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case In this case the High Court considers a challenge to legislation dealing with the provision of free NHS health care to former asylum claimants when they are disabled and require help with personal care. The current rules are set out in …

R (BAPIO) v Royal College of General Practitioners & General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 1416 (Admin)

Date 10 April 2014 Link to judgment http://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/2014/may/~/media/Files/News/Judicial-Review-Judgment-14-April-2014.ashx Discrimination ground Race Summary of case The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) sought to challenge by way of judicial review the lawfulness of the continuing adoption and application of the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) by the first defendant Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) …

Moore and Coates v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and LB Bromley and Dartford BC and ECHR Intervener [2015] EWHC 44 (Admin

Case Nos: CO/2812/2014 and CO/2914/2014 Date 21 January 2015 Discrimination grounds Race Link to judgment http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/moore-and-coates-v-ssclg.pdf Summary of case Challenge brought by two Romany Gypsies who had sought planning permission to site their caravans on Green Belt land. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) policy on dealing with appeals in relation to planning …

Blake & Ors v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC 1027 (Admin)

Date 07 April 2014 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1027.html Discrimination grounds Age, disability and race Summary of case This was a judicial review to challenge the council’s decision to revoke a London soup kitchen’s licence to operate in an authority-owned car park. Christian Kitchen is a registered charity whose trustees organise a soup kitchen which has …