Georgina Calvert-Lee speaks to Lexis Nexis on the details of the Manders’ landmark adoption discrimination case after she successfully represented the Manders as clients.
Our clients have been awarded with £120,000 in damages after being turned away from their local adoption service because of their Indian heritage.
Our clients the Manders, who were turned away from their local adoption agency because of their Indian heritage, have won a landmark legal case and £120,000 worth of damages on the grounds of racial discrimination.
Huffington Post covers our clients’ landmark racial discrimination adoption case in which the court ruled to award them with £120,000 in damages.
The BBC interviews our clients and their lawyer Georgina Calvert-Lee. Our clients hope the landmark ruling will ensure other couples wishing to adopt aren’t discriminated against based on race.
The county court rules in favour of our clients’ claim against Adopt Berkshire of discrimination on racial grounds, awarding around £120,000 in damages.
“This decision ensures that no matter what race, religion or colour you are, you should be treated equally and assessed for adoption in the same way as any other prospective adopter,” says our client.
A Berkshire couple who were denied the chance of adopting a child because of their race have won their legal battle against Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council for discrimination.
Adopt Berkshire’s denial of adoption services to our clients was found to be direct discrimination.
“We felt there needed to be a change…to ensure discrimination like this doesn’t happen to others wishing to do this wonderful thing called adoption.” – say our clients who have won their discrimination case.
Our clients, the Manders, tell BBC South how they were racially discriminated against by Adopt Berkshire.
Sandeep and Reena Mander, with the backing of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, begin a four-day trial against Berkshire’s adoption service on Monday 4 November.