Catherine Casserley instructed for severely disabled boy suing theme park


Specialist equality and discrimination barrister Catherine Casserley is instructed for 11 year old Adam George, a severely disabled boy who is suing Flambards Theme Park, in Cornwall for failing to provide a suitable ‘changing places’ lavatory. 

It is the first case involving the ‘Changing Places’ campaign, which is trying to get service providers to put in toilets that have hoists and changing tables for disabled people whose disabilities require more than a standard “accessible” toilet. Under the Equality Act 2010, all service providers are under a duty to make “reasonable adjustments” to ensure that, as far as possible, disabled people enjoy the same experience as the non-disabled. It is believed to be the first case brought on whether the provision of a changing places toilet is “reasonable”

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