Anyanwu and another v South Bank Students’ Union and South Bank University [2001] IRLR 305 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Test established

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Anyanwu v South Bank Students' Union the House of Lords has ruled that in order to "aid" someone to do an unlawful act, it is not necessary for the aider to be a secondary, rather than a primary, actor.

  • Race discrimination: "Aids" should be given its plain and ordinary meaning

    Date:
    15 May 2001

    In Anyanwu and another v South Bank Student Union and another (Commission for Racial Equality intervening), the House of Lords holds that the word "aids" in s.33(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 is a familiar word in everyday use that bears no technical or special meaning in this context.

  • Aiding unlawful acts

    Date:
    1 May 2001

    In Anyanwu v South Bank Students' Union and South Bank University (22 March 2001), the House of Lords rules that a person "aids" another to commit an unlawful act if he helps, assists, cooperates or collaborates with him. To be someone who "aids", it is not necessary that the person is a secondary, rather than a primary, actor.