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Finnigan v Chief Constable of Northumbria [2013] EWCA Civ 1191

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1191
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability discrimination; Reasonable adjustments

The appellant appealed against the dismissal of his claim for unlawful discrimination brought against the respondent chief constable on the basis that a search was carried out in his home without a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter in the knowledge that he was profoundly deaf.

The appellant’s home was searched on three occasions pursuant to the Misuse of Drugs Act by a number of officers, some of which had had previous dealings with the appellant and knew that he was deaf. The judge dismissed his claim and concluded that the police officers had communicated effectively with the

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This article is correct at 11/10/2013
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