Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 342 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] UKHL 43
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Scott of Foscote, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Representation Jan Luba QC and Sylvester Carrott (instructed by Hartnells) for the defendant.
  James Goudie QC and Stephen Evans (instructed by Legal Services, Lewisham LBC) for the authority.
  Rabinder Singh QC, Robert Latham and Catherine Casserley (instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission) for the Commission as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 25 June 2008

Catchwords

Discrimination - Disability - Comparator - Correct comparator - Defendant secure tenant of local authority - Defendant suffering from schizophrenia - Defendant sub-letting property - Authority claiming possession of property - Whether authority discriminating against defendant on account of disability - ss 22(3), 241(1)(a).

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