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Judicial reviews involving Basildon gypsy sites (ongoing)

DATE: 01 Jan 2008

I have been advising and representing Basildon DC in a series of judicial reviews concerning their controversial attempts to remove gypsies unlawfully encamped on various sites in Basildon district. There are 4 joined cases listed for hearing in February 2008 involve considerations of human rights, planning, racial, gender and disability discrimination. One of the first cases to come on for hearing O'Brien v. Basildon reported at [2007] 1 P. & C.R. 16 concerned the human rights implications of seeking to taking direct action to enforce against one of the gypsy sites.