Disability discrimination claim rejected

Holly represented a Local Authority housing provider which was concerned about the anti-social behaviour of some of its tenants. She was asked to draft the claim, advise on issues of procedure and evidence, and attend hearings. The tenants were vulnerable and claimed that they had been discriminated against because they are disabled. This claim was not accepted by the Local Authority.

During the three days of hearing, the court heard from many witnesses and had to deal with legal issues surrounding both the tenancy and discrimination. Holly secured a possession order for the Local Authority, which will not be enforced so long as the tenants comply with the terms of their tenancy. The tenants’ claims of discrimination were rejected by the Court.