The Equality Duties are currently the cutting edge of judicial review. Claimants love them and public authorities fear and despise them. The Courts have taken Parliament's indication as to the importance  of the equality duties very much to heart. The cases interpreting and applying the duties have been robust, but arguably too much so. The past 12 months has seen a deluge of equality duty challenges which public authorities have been struggling to defend. And to what end, if the decisions can be made the same way again if the litigation is lost or conceded but with appropriate "regard" to equality impacts? My talk will examine these issues, and others, and will answer the question whether the Case law is too hot, too cold or just right.