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The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in Case Involving an Equality Act Defence to Possession Proceedings

On 30th July 2014 the Court of Appeal dismissed a disabled tenant's appeal against a possession order in a case where he had sought to raise a defence pursuant to the Equality Act 2010. On 31st July 2010 the Supreme Court granted an urgent application for permission to appeal and a stay of execution. The tenant is represented by Shelter Legal Services, Russell James of Devon Chambers, and Jan Luba QC. 

A copy of the Court of Appeal's judgment is available here.