Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 28 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 944 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Birmingham)
Judge:

Blake J

Representation Helen Mountfield QC and Tessa Hetherington (instructed by Public Law Solicitors) for the claimant.
  Richard Clayton QC and Lisa Busch (instructed by Birmingham City Council Legal Services) for the local authority.
Judgment Dates: 31 March 2011

Catchwords

Local authority - Decision of local authority - Validity - Respondent local authority terminating funding for legal advice services pending new commissioning arrangements - Claimant service users bringing action for judicial review - Whether decision breaching respondent's equality duties.

The Case

Local authority Decision of local authority. The Administrative Court, in allowing the claimant's application for judicial review, held that, in the circumstances, the respondent local authority's decision to terminate funding for Legal Entitlement Advice Services had been unlawful.

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