R v Isleworth Crown Court ex parte Murray King

Following a stroke, the applicant had a disability which affected communication and mental functioning, and caused fatigue. A Crown Court dismissed his appeal against a criminal conviction. In the High Court, he argued successfully that the Crown Court’s dismissal of his appeal should be set aside, because he had not been given a fair hearing. … Read moreR v Isleworth Crown Court ex parte Murray King

R v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport ex parte European Roma Rights Centre

This important decision emphasises that it can be direct discrimination to stereotype people, even if the stereotype has some truth to it. An individual should not be assumed to hold characteristics associated with the group, whether or not most members of the group do indeed have such characteristics, House of Lords, 2004. Full judgment: bailii.org. … Read moreR v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport ex parte European Roma Rights Centre

R v Powys County Council, ex parte Hambidge (No. 2)

Court of Appeal. [2000] 2 FCR 69. The applicant complained that she was being charged by her local authority for home care by reason of the fact she received disability living allowance. The receipt of DLA was a reason related to her disability (multiple sclerosis). She argued that this contravened Part 3 of the Disability … Read moreR v Powys County Council, ex parte Hambidge (No. 2)

Phelps v Hillingdon Council

House of Lords, 2000. Full judgment: bailii.org. The case of Phelps v Hillingdon Council involved a child had dyslexia. An educational psychologist failed to diagnose the dyslexia. Accordingly the child was not given education appropriate to her condition. The House of Lords upheld a decision that the educational psychologist owed a duty of care to … Read morePhelps v Hillingdon Council

James v Eastleigh Borough Council

House of Lords, 1990. Full judgment: bailii.org. The Council provided free swimming facilities for old age pensioners. The qualifying age was accordingly 65 for men and 60 for women. The House of Lords held that this was sex discrimination, regardless of motive. The test was objective. ‘But for’ his gender, a man of 61 like … Read moreJames v Eastleigh Borough Council