Dean Underwood, Cornerstone Barristers, takes a look the implications of the decision in R (Gaskin) v Richmond-upon-Thames LBC for local housing authorities nationwide in SHLA’s second article on this case.
As Housing Providers you will be considered to be an Organisation carrying out a Public Function and/or a Service Provider under the terms of the Equality Act 2010, depending upon whether you are a Local Authority, a Housing Association or an ALMO.
Almost all County Courts are familiar with and equipped to deal with Injunction applications under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, including when they are made on a without notice emergency basis. This is not necessarily the case in the Youth Court when application is made against a minor, so beware!
Alice Richardson, Barrister at Trinity Chambers Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Arden Chambers, London, who acted successfully for one of the Appellants, considers the case of Mirza (1) City Based Lettings Limited (2) v Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Crown Court, HHJ Gittins.