Articles for Adrian Davis

September 04, 2019 Adrian Davis successfully defends Newport City Council’s Gypsy and Traveller site allocations policy in judicial review

The claimant’s principal argument was that the policy was unlawful because the council had failed to comply with the public sector equality duty in section 149 Equality Act 2010. This case shows that if local authorities carry out (and record) comprehensive equalities assessments of their policies, it is likely to be very difficult for claimants to successfully argue a failure to comply with the public sector equality duty.