R (on the application of LH) v Shropshire Council

Local authority – Social services. The defendant local authority decided to close an adult day centre. The claimant issued proceedings, contending that she and others should have been consulted and that the authority had failed to comply with the statutory public sector equality duty contained in s 149 of the Equality Act 2010. The judge dismissed the proceedings and the claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held that the authority's omission to consult the users and relatives on the closure of the centre before it had decided to close it had been unlawful, but that it had had regard to its public sector equality duty.

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