In this webinar we discuss the circumstances in which the Public Sector Equality Duty applies to Housing Associations. We focus on compliance with the PSED in possession claims in the light of recent case law and provide practical guidance on carrying out and evidencing a PSED assessment.
About the speakers:
Nicholas Grundy QC – Barrister, Five Paper
Nicholas Grundy QC is an experienced Property, Public Law and Human Rights specialist. He is instructed in a wide range of cases where Property and Public Law interact, for example where protesters occupy public buildings or individuals assert Equality or Human Rights against a public sector property owner. Nick has significant expertise in relation to freehold and leasehold covenants and other real property issues, for example discharge or variation of restrictive covenants.
Donna McCarthy – Partner, Devonshires
Donna heads up a team advising on all aspects of housing management law and practice, acting for Local Authorities, Registered Providers and private landlords in complex litigation, including possession proceedings; actions to restrain Anti-Social Behaviour; injunctions and disrepair actions. She also advises social landlords on matters of housing policy and procedure. She has particular specialism in matters relating to mental health, capacity and safeguarding. In the past year, she has dealt with a number of cases relating to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) including London and Quadrant HT v Patrick  EWHC 1263 (QB) and Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group  EWCA Civ 1334.