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Race discrimination: Complaint of unlawful discrimination can survive complainant's death

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In Harris v Lewisham & Guy's Mental Health Trust 23.3.00 Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal holds that a complaint brought under the Race Relations Act 1976 could survive the death of the complainant. The latter had a "cause of action", within the meaning of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934, the benefit of which passed to her estate; and nothing in the 1976 Act took such rights away from her personal representative.