The Administrative Court’s decision last month in R (on the application of Mahoney) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWHC 589 (Admin) considered whether the system of ‘home loss payments’ in the Land Compensation Act 1973 discriminates against gypsies and Irish travellers. Lindblom J found for the Secretary of State, holding that, while the act treats those who live in ‘bricks and mortar’ houses differently from those who live in caravans, this does not amount to discrimination under article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights when read with article 8 and article 1 of the First Protocol.
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Ben Lask appeared for the Secretary of State
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