Brent libraries judgement expected in weeks

Brent libraries judgement expected in weeks

The judgement in the court of appeal hearing into Brent's library closures, which concluded on Friday (12th November), is expected in a matter of weeks.

Lords Justices Pill, Richards and Davis said they were "going to take time for our decision", after hearing Dinah Rose QC, representing Brent residents, claim that the council had fallen foul of the Equality Act by failing to appreciate the likely impact of its plans on the local Asian community. Rose also claimed the council was unfair to community groups who put forward proposals to save the threatened libraries.

The court of appeal heard QC Elisabeth Laing, representing Brent council, refute Rose's claims and defend its actions on both fronts.