GCN's Ben McCormack has been invited to join an expert panel contributing to an ideas exchange round table on the Public Sector Equality Duties (PSED) organised by the CAB Equality Strategy team which takes place next week.

The ideas exchange is to hear from the expert panel and invited bureaux on issues such as

  • What are public authorities doing to address inequality?
  • Are public authorities taking equality seriously?

The evidence gathered during the day will be used to respond to the government'€™s review of the equality duty and whether the PSED is operating as intended.

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Ben McCormack specialises in housing, discrimination, community care, and social welfare cases. Some of Ben's recent work includes R(Howard) v Official Receiver [2013] forthcoming (whether OR is bound by s149 EA 2010 when revoking a DRO); Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 442 (reasonable adjustments to premises); Eastlands Homes v Whyte [2010] EWHC 695 (QBD) (starter tenancies and public law defences); R (Halewood) v West Lancs DC (2009) (capacity to make a homelessness application).

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