Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 02 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKSC 72
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale P, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath and Lord Hughes

Representation Stephanie Harrison QC, Michelle Brewer and Claire McCann (instructed by Bindmans LLP) for the claimant.
  Charles Bourne QC, Heather Emmerson and Rupert Paines (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State.
  Dinah Rose QC and Jason Pobjoy (instructed by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (UK) LLP) for the Equality Network, as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 1 November 2017


Human Rights - Right to respect for private and family life - Gender

The Case

Human Rights Right to respect for private and family life. The defendant Secretary of State for Work and Pensions' policies were not unlawful under the the or the in so far as they concerned the treatment of people with a reassigned gender. Accordingly, the Supreme Court dismissed the appellant's appeal, rejecting her claims alleging that the policies breached arts 8 and-or 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and were directly and indirectly discriminatory.

Practice Areas

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