Curing a breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Possession Proceedings Slough Borough Council v Taylor [2020] EWHC 3520 (Ch)

In upholding a possession order made by Her Honour Judge Melissa Clark at Oxford County Court in May 2019, Mr Justice Zacaroli sitting in the High Court also confirmed that Slough Borough Council (the “Council”) had not breached the Public Sector Equality Duty (“PSED”) when deciding to take and continue possession proceedings against their tenant,…

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Court of Appeal judgment to have major implications for local authorities

The Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames v Derek Moss [2020] EWCA Civ 1381 In a decision which will have major implications for local authorities and housing associations, the Court of Appeal has found that the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames (the “Council”) was a ‘water re-seller’ within the meaning of the Water Resale Orders of 2001 and…

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