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 (Brown) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2008] EWHC 3158 (Admin)

Date 18 December 2008 Link to judgement http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2008/3158.html Discrimination grounds Disability Summary of case The case involved the proposal to close an accessible local post office and whether in making proposals to reduce post office services, the postal service had given adequate consideration to their Public Sector Equality Duty in respect of disability. Outcome The …

Basildon District Council v McCarthy & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 13

Date 22 January 2009 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2009/13.html Ground Race, disability Summary of case The case concerned planning claims by over 40 mainly Irish Traveller or Gypsy families who were resident on unauthorised sites in the Council’s district. The land which they occupy is in the Green Belt and planning permission has been refused. Enforcement …

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 …

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 (Bailey and others) v Brent Council and others [2011] EWCA Civ 1586

Date 19 December 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2011/1586.html Ground Race Summary of case The Council decided to close six of the twelve public libraries in the Borough in order to respond to anticipated budget cuts. The claim was made on a number of grounds, but the main one was that the council had breached its …

O’Brien & Ors v South Cambridgeshire District Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1159

Date 24 October 2008 Link http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/1159.html Discrimination grounds Race Summary of case The case concerned six people of Gypsy ethnicity. They occupied mobile homes on plots on land in breach of planning control. There had been an appeal to the Secretary of State against refusal of permission to develop the land as a gypsy caravan …

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. …