Claim Under the DDA in Brighton County Court by Colin Bennett Against Brighton & Hove City Council


This dossier is based on a post to my Blog, which first appeared on 30 September 2005. I have now transferred what was on the Blog to this page as I was regularly adding to these Documents.

You will see that this Dossier consists of the paperwork created so far in my DDA claim against Brighton & Hove City Council. The physical paperwork is in three mini files called, respectively: Initial mini-file, Supplementary mini-file and Continuation mini-file.

The claim number for this case is 5BN03502.

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Beginning of Initial mini-file:


Particulars of Claim with continuation sheet both dated 29 July 2005
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Page 2
Continuation Sheet

Document 1.

Letter dated 3 February 2005 from Colin Bennett to Chief Executive of B&H City Council

Document 2.

Letter dated 15 February 2005 from Chief Executive to Colin Bennett

Document 3.

Letter dated 17 February 2005 from Colin Bennett to Chief Executive

Document 4. Letter dated 24 February 2005 from Chief Executive to Colin Bennett
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Page 2

Document 5.

Email printout dated 24 May 2005 from Colin Bennett to Amanda (caseworker) of the Disability Rights Commission

Document 6.

Email printout dated 17 June 2005 from Colin Bennett to Councillors Elgood and Watkins
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Beginning of Supplementary mini-file:

Letter dated 7 September 2005 from Colin Bennet to DDJ Greenfield

Document 7.

Letter dated 16 May 2005 from Colin Bennett to Mr D Wraith, Brighton County Court Manager

Document 8.

Letter dated 24 May 2005 from Mr D Wraith to Colin Bennett

Document 9.

RNID factsheet on Induction Loops etc. in Public Places...

Document 10. “Question by Councillor Morris of the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion” (London Borough Lewisham) Page 1
Page 2

Document 11. Council's Acknowledgement of Service and Defence
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

Document 12.
Attempt to obey Putative Order – this is a comprehensive account of what I want the Council to do

Document 13.
Witness Statement by Mrs Ann Crammer

Document 14.
Article in the Argus of 26 August 2005
Document 14A.
Article in Argus of 13 September 2005
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Beginning of Continuation mini-file:
Document 15. (p. 1-2) Notice of Hearing and General Form of Order
Page 1 Page 2
Document 15A.

Letter dated 23 September 2005 from Colin Bennett to DDJ Greenfield

Document 16. Letter dated 27 Sep 2005 from Council to Colin

B&HCC Agreement to revised date of hearing

Document 17.

Letter dated 28 September 2005 from Listing Section of Brighton County Court with new dates.
Document 18.

Amended Particulars of Claim (25 Oct 2005)

Document 18A.

Schedule of Dates

Document 19.

Letter dated 24 from Colin to Judge

Document 20.

Resubmitted Particulars of Claim (11 Nov 2005)

Document 21.

Letter dated 13 Nov 2005 from Colin to Judge and Ms Jones

Document 22.

Defence

Document 23.

Email from Colin to Mrs Jones

Document 23A.

Article dated 23 Nov 2005 in Latest Homes magazine

Document 24 (p 1-2). Notice of Hearing and General Form of Order
page 1
page 2

Document 25.

 Richard Scott's Witness Statement

Document 26.

Statement of evidence 10 Dec

Document 27.

Proposed Directions

Document 28.

Letter dated 10 Dec from Colin to Judges and Mrs Jones

Document 29. This is merely the amended particulars of claim resubmitted unaltered on 12 December 2005
Document 20

Document 30.

Letter from Brighton & Hove City Council proposing settlement of the case dated 20 December 2005

Document 31.

Letter from Brighton & Hove City Council : Proposed Directions for Case Management dated 28 December 2005

Document 32

Letter to Judge dated 03 January 2006

Document 32A

Extract of Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Chapter 13 (sent with Document 32)

Document 33

Brighton County Court Order dated 10 January 2006

Document 34

Public Inquiry & Hearing Facility Note (January 2001) - Latest version !

Document 35

Council's Amended Defence

Document 36
           
Colin Bennett's Response to Amended Defence

Document 37

Front page of T&T's Access Audit

Document 38
Equalities Forum Document on Update of Work...
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Page 2.
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Page 5.

Document 39

Colin Bennett's letter in The Argus of 5 June 2004

Document 40
Colin Bennet's article in Talking Sense of Summer 2005
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Page 2.

Document 41
Article on induction loops in Hearing Concern of Winter 2005
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Page 2.

Document 42
Article about Hellen Keller Conference in DBI Review of July-Dec 2005
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Page 2.

Document 43

Item concerning National LAF Training Event

Document 44

Letter from Steve Piper, Brighton Centre

Document 45

Letter dated 15 Feb 2006 From Colin Bennett to Judge and Council

Document 46

Witness Statement by Roy Pennington

Document 47

Witness Statement by Geoffrey Wells

Document 48

Witness Statement by Bernard Evans

Document 49

Colin Bennett;s Proposed Additional Directions

Document 50

Letter dated 15 Feb 2006 to Judge and Council

Document 51

Witness Statement by Stephen Rooney

Document 52

Witness Statement by Eileen Boothroyd

Document 53
Statement if issues by Council's barrister   
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Page 2.

Document 54
Draft directions presented by Council's barrister
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Page 2.

Document 55

General Form of Judgment or Order (N24) issued on 03 March 2006

Document 56

Letter to District Judge Merrick 12 May 2006
 
Document 57

General Form of Judgment or Order (N24) issued on 06 July 2006 - District Judge Fawcett

Document 58

First Page of Two Page Letter from Colin to Court Dated 21 February 2007

Second Page Two Page Letter from Colin to Court Dated 21 February 2007

Document 59

First Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Second Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Third Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Fouth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Fifth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Sixth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Document 60

Court Order by District Judge Pollard Dated 8 March 2007

Document 61

Notice of Case Management Conference of 27 March 2007

Document 62

Progress Note for Court 24 March 2007

Document 63

Letter to Judge 24/28 March 2007

Document 64

Court Order/Judgement by District Judge McLoughlin 27 March 2007

Document 65

Notice of Case Management Conference 20 April 2007

Document 66

Sealed Order (Tomlin) with Schedule

Document 67

Cheque from B&HCC to claimant

Document 68

Letter dated 21 May 2007 from Sense

Document 69

Draft Joint Statement (B&HCC, claimant)

Document 70

Useful Argus  Article 7 June 2007