Possession and the PSED (again)

London and Quadrant HR v Patrick [2019] EWHC 1263 (QB) follows hard on the footsteps of Powell v Dacorum BC [2019] EWCA Civ 29 and Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Ltd [2019] EWHC 24 (QB) (our note here), with Turner J making some fairly caustic observations about the use of the public sector equality duty […]

Disability discrimination goes to full trial

Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd [2015] UKSC 15 When the Court of Appeal held that a disability discrimination defence to possession under Equality Act 2010 had to face the same ‘seriously arguable’ summary test as an Article 8 defence, we were surprised, and very unimpressed. It seems the Supreme Court felt similarly (and unanimously), although sadly […]

Disability and possession

This is a short note of O’Connell v Viridian Housing [2012] EWHC 1389 (QB) – it’s short because it goes nowhere really and the facts were not exactly great. Ms O’Connell is partially sighted and suffers from depression. She had occupied supported housing managed by Viridian since 1998. Her Mum died in 2005, and she […]