What has come of the Public Sector Equality Duty in housing cases?

Monday 4 May 2020

This webinar was brought to you by the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team.

Date: Monday 4 May 2020
Time: 4pm-5.30pm
Venue: Zoom webinar  
Areas of Law: Housing Law

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Over the past 18 months there have been a succession of cases at the appellate level examining the duty on the local authority to have due regard to equality objectives when making decisions on homelessness applications, possession and eviction. 

The cases have raised more questions than answers about the approach to be taken by local authorities in decision-making concerning people with protected characteristics. 

This webinar examined the way that the Public Sector Equality Duty has been treated by the courts in the housing context, consider its implication for tenants with protected characteristics and the remedies that individuals can obtain. 


Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers (Chair) (Call: 2006)
Edward Fitzpatrick, Garden Court Chambers (Call: 1990)
Nick Bano, Garden Court Chambers (Call: 2013)

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