Ministers face a legal challenge this week on the costs victims of discrimination face when pursuing claims under the Equality Act, from disabled campaigner Esther Leighton When organisations like shops or restaurants breach the Equality Act and discriminate against someone, it is up to individuals...

Following a legal challenge by Deighton Pierce Glynn client, the Justice Secretary has agreed to introduce stronger safeguards and to record equality impacts in the roll out of chemical restraint in prisons. The Equality and Human Rights Commission funded our client, who is a disabled person,...

The Disability Justice Project was founded by Inclusion London to support London Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.  This came out of the work...

DPG Partner Louise Whitfield shortlisted for Lexis Nexis Legal Personality of the Year. We are delighted that in recognition of her work over the last year, including success in the Supreme Court to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples, Louise has been shortlisted for another award. The LexisNexis...

In recognition of her work in discrimination cases, Louise has been nominated and shortlisted for this award run by the Equal Rights Trust. The Equal Rights Trust was established in 2007, with a mission to combat discrimination and promote equality as a fundamental human right and a principle of...

Following our clients’ Supreme Court win in June this year, the Government has announced they will change the law and extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. Earlier this year, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan won their Supreme Court case to establish that the lack of civil...

Sheffield woman Irene, has won in her challenge on the lawfulness of the City Council’s decision to adopt a policy of licensing unlimited strip clubs. She argued that they had failed to discharge their public sector equality duty and properly consider the results of their...