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Transport Doug Paulley in front of Supreme Court, watched by media and supporters
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The bus company at the centre of a ground-breaking Supreme Court case has been accused of trying to “weasel out” of the unanimous conclusion that its policies unlawfully discriminated against wheelchair-users. Seven Supreme Court justices ruled yesterday (Wednesday) that First Bus had breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people under the
Transport Doug Paulley drinking a pint of beer
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A disabled activist was at the Supreme Court yesterday as judges heard his ground-breaking case that could finally force bus companies to ensure that wheelchair-users can use the spaces reserved for them. Doug Paulley’s long-running case is the first the Supreme Court has heard concerning disability discrimination in the provision of services. The importance
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The “extraordinary” failure of three court of appeal judges to protect the rights of wheelchair-users to travel on buses has left disabled campaigners “frustrated” and “appalled”. The judgement over-turned a county court ruling that wheelchair-users should have priority in the use of dedicated wheelchair spaces over parents with pushchairs, and that the “first come,
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Accessible transport campaigners were outside the Royal Courts of Justice this week to show support for disabled campaigner Doug Paulley, as he fought a transport provider over the right to use wheelchair spaces on buses. The one-and-a-half-day appeal should eventually provide a definitive ruling on whether wheelchair-users have priority in the use of the