PGM: Using the Equality Act 2010 in Housing Law - Toby Vanhegan (4-5 Grays Inn Square) - Thursday 27th June 2019

We are pleased to announce details of our next event:


  • date: Thursday, 27 June 2019
  • venue: 4-5 Grays Inn Square Chambers (map)
    4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5AH
  • time: 6:00pm (followed by drinks and nibbles)
  • topic: Using the Equality Act 2010 in Housing Law
  • speaker: Toby Vanhegan from 4-5 Grays Inn Square Chambers
  • rsvp: click here 

Toby will present a seminar about the current developments of using the Equality Act 2010 in housing litigation. He is pioneering in this area of housing law by acting in the leading cases, such as R (Goloshvili) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and Liberty [2019] EWHC 614 (Admin), where the High Court held that the Notice of Letting to a Disqualified Person under the Right to Rent scheme was an act of direct race discrimination, but did not find the Defendant liable because the actions were authorised within the Immigration Act 2014.


Further, he has acted in the two leading cases on breaches of the public sector equality duty in the context of possession proceedings: Forward v. Aldwyck Housing Group Limited [2019] EWHC 24 (QB) and Powell v. Dacorum Borough Council [2019] EWCA Civ 23.



A portable hearing loop is available.  Please let us know if you are considering attending and wish to make use of this facility - or if you require some other adjustment.

These meetings are free for members.  Non-members are welcome, though they are asked to pay £20 (or to join!).



There will be remote access to the PGM via Skype.  Skype users will be able to attend the session by conference call by calling “discriminationlawassociation”.

If you don't have a personal Skype account, this can easily be set up for free so members can access the PGM for free via a computer.

The line will be open from just before 6:00pm.  During the Q&A we will relay questions from the conference call to the meeting.

Click here to reserve a place at this event

Date and time: 
27 June 2019 6:00pm