Part 9 Enforcement (ss 113-141)
Part 9 Enforcement (ss 113-141)
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

113 Proceedings

(1)     Proceedings relating to a contravention of this Act must be brought in accordance with this Part.

(2)     Subsection (1) does not apply to proceedings under Part 1 of the Equality Act 2006.

(3)     Subsection (1) does not prevent—

(a)     a claim for judicial review;

(b)     proceedings under the Immigration Acts;

(c)     proceedings under the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997;

(d)     in Scotland, an application to the supervisory jurisdiction of the Court of Session.

(4)     This section is subject to any express provision of this Act conferring jurisdiction on a court or tribunal.

(5)     The reference to a contravention of this Act includes a reference to a breach of an equality clause or rule.

(6)     Chapters 2 and 3 do not apply to proceedings relating to an equality clause or rule except in so far as Chapter 4 provides for that.

(7)     This section does not apply to—

(a)     proceedings for an offence under this Act;

(b)     proceedings relating to a penalty under Part 12 (disabled persons: transport).


114 Jurisdiction

(1)     [The county court] or, in Scotland, the sheriff has jurisdiction to determine a claim relating to—

(a)     a contravention of Part 3 (services and public functions);

(b)     a contravention of Part 4 (premises);

(c)     a contravention of Part 6 (education);

(d)     a contravention of Part 7 (associations);

(e)     a contravention of section 108, 111 or 112 that relates to Part 3, 4, 6 or 7.

(2)     Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to a claim within section 115.

(3)     Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to a claim within section 116.