Court of Appeal considers the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty at the enforcement stage in possession proceedings

January 25, 2019

On 24 January 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Powell v Dacorum Borough Council [2019] EWCA Civ 23. McCombe LJ, giving the leading judgment, found that the application of the PSED will differ from case to case depending on the functions being exercised. The housing officer had approached the assessment in a focused manner in good faith and had not breached the PSED. The appeal was accordingly dismissed.

Matthew Lee appeared for the Appellant in the appeal.

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