21st January 2019
Ben represented Aldwyck Housing in the High Court on the tenant’s appeal against a possession order previously granted in the County Court. At trial the tenant had unsuccessfully argued that, because of his disability, he was the victim of a “cuckooing” operation perpetrated by drug dealers at the property. Although the judge had erred in the way she had dealt with the defence based on breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty under s.149, Equality Act 2010, Cheema-Grubb J. held that the breach of PSED was immaterial and the judge would have come to the same answer.
The judgement in the case case be found here