Ben Maltz successfully resists appeal in important housing case on the issue of Public Sector Equality Duty: Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Ltd [2019] EWHC 24 (QB)

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 foundĀ here