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Miah v The Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 3 May 2002

The claimant appealed a discontinuance of his Disability Living Allowance. He had been re-assessed after a request for a review of his allowance on being diagnosed as a diabetic. On re-assessment, the doctor used assessment standards based upon diabetics with visual impairment, but the original allowance had been for his lack of mobility. Having failed … Continue reading Miah v The Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 3 May 2002

Mulvey v Secretary of State for Social Security: HL 20 Mar 1997

The appellant had had repayable awards from the social fund and also income support benefit. Deductions were made from the benefit to repay the awards. Her estate was sequestrated. She argued that the awards should no longer be deducted. Held: Deductions by way of recoupment for overpayments of benefit were correctly continued after bankruptcy.Lord Jauncey … Continue reading Mulvey v Secretary of State for Social Security: HL 20 Mar 1997

Regina v Secretary of State for Social Services ex parte Hooker: CA 1983

The plaintiff sought to challenge the policy of the respondent which prevented the issue of a new National Insurance (NI) number on completion of gender re-assignment surgery. She now appealed against denial of her claim. Held: The policy was lawful. McCowan LJ said: ‘since it will not make the slightest practical difference, far from the … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Social Services ex parte Hooker: CA 1983

Ashraf v Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 17 Dec 1999

Where an applicant had been granted a lifetime disabled living allowance, but appealed on an issue related to the mobility component of that award which had been for a term also, the tribunal was not to consider the validity of the disabled living allowance as a whole. The tribunal must identify the individual grounds for … Continue reading Ashraf v Secretary of State for Social Security: CA 17 Dec 1999

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Inzani v Revenue and Customs: SCIT 29 Mar 2006

NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS – section 121C Social Security Administration Act 1992 – personal liability notice – liability of director for company’s contributions – fraud or neglect on the part of a director COSTS – Regulation 21(1), Special Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) Regulations 1994 – Appellant withdrawing two grounds of appeal shortly before hearing – Whether … Continue reading Inzani v Revenue and Customs: SCIT 29 Mar 2006

Steele, Regina (on the Application of) v Birmingham City Council and The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 16 Dec 2005

The claimant had received an overpayment of benefits (Job seeker’s allowance), but then was made bankrupt. He now said that this was a debt in the bankruptcy. Held: It was not. At the date of the bankruptcy order, the possible reclaim was not yet a contingent debt, and he remained liable. There was no contingent … Continue reading Steele, Regina (on the Application of) v Birmingham City Council and The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 16 Dec 2005

Parry v Halton Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 20 Jun 2005

Judges: Field J, Rose LJ Citations: [2005] EWHC 1486 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Social Security Administration Act 1992 111A(1A) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Not Approved – Mote v Regina CACD 21-Dec-2007 The defendant appealed his convictions for offences relating to the claiming of benefits, saying that he was immune from prosecution as a … Continue reading Parry v Halton Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 20 Jun 2005

London Borough of Lambeth, Regina (on the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Admn 20 Apr 2005

The authority had received too much by way of housing benefit subsidy in 1991 and 1992, having failed to refer rents to rent officers. It now challenged the decision of the respondent to recover the overpayment by deductions from future payments. Held: The respondent could recover the overpayment in the way proposed. The later policy … Continue reading London Borough of Lambeth, Regina (on the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Admn 20 Apr 2005

Department for Works and Pensions v Richards; Regina v Richards (Michael): CACD 3 Mar 2005

After conviction for benefits fraud, the defendant appealed a confiscation order, saying that had he made appropriate claims for state benefirs under other heads, the loss to the state would have been much less (andpound;3000 not andpound;19,000). Held: The defendant was unable to set off against the amount ordered to be paid any sum which … Continue reading Department for Works and Pensions v Richards; Regina v Richards (Michael): CACD 3 Mar 2005

Hinchy v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 20 Feb 2003

The appellant challenged an order requiring her to repay benefits. She had ceased to become entitled to disability allowance when it expired without renewal, and so also lost the right to a severe disability premium. She did not inform the second office of the change in her circumstances. Held: There was a system whereby the … Continue reading Hinchy v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 20 Feb 2003

GM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (RP): UTAA 23 Mar 2022

Retirement Pensions – section 1 Social Security Administration Act 1992 – whether claim needed for Category B state retirement pension by married woman – regulation 3(1)(cb) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987 as amended in 2008 – CP/345/2011 and CSP/5/2013 considered – meaning of phrase ‘the spouse or civil partner of the … Continue reading GM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (RP): UTAA 23 Mar 2022

Wadey v Surrey County Council: CA 8 Jan 1999

The effect of benefits should be disregarded when calculating interest payable on past loss of earnings damages. The new legislation did not restore the common law position, but excluded benefits from not only the basic calculations, but the interest also. Citations: Times 08-Jan-1999, Gazette 27-Jan-1999 Statutes: Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997, Social Security … Continue reading Wadey v Surrey County Council: CA 8 Jan 1999

Regina v Adjudication Officer Ex Parte B: QBD 27 Jul 1998

An asylum seeker who had been awarded disability living allowance before the withdrawal of benefits to such persons should continue to receive payment until his allowance became subject to review under the standard section Citations: Times 27-Jul-1998 Statutes: Social Security Administration Act 1992 30; Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneuos Amendments Regulations 1996/30 Benefits Updated: … Continue reading Regina v Adjudication Officer Ex Parte B: QBD 27 Jul 1998

Tilley, Regina v: CACD 20 Jul 2009

The prosecutor appealed against dismissal of a charge against the defendant of allowing another to fail to give prompt notification of a change of circumstances. The recorder had rules that ‘allow’ required some positive act from the defendant. Held: The appeal failed. The offence required the defendant to have had some active involvement in the … Continue reading Tilley, Regina v: CACD 20 Jul 2009

Hinchy v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 3 Mar 2005

The applicant had been dependent upon income support, and had then come to receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA). She therefore received additional income support, but the office did not adjust that benefit down when her DLA stopped. The respondent sought repayment of the overpayment. The claimant said she had not understood the instructions. Held: The … Continue reading Hinchy v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 3 Mar 2005

Smith v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 28 Jun 2012

FTTTx NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS – section 121C Social Security Administration Act 1992 – personal liability notice – liability of director for company’s contributions – fraud or neglect on the part of a director – appeal dismissed Nicholas Aleksander [2012] UKFTT 428 (TC) Bailii England and Wales Taxes – Other Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.462819

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne and Another: SC 14 Dec 2011

The appellant sought to recover overpayments of benefits and Social Fund Loans, after the respondent had had a Debt relief order. Held: The Secretary of State’s appeal failed. The ‘net entitlement principle’ argued for did not exist. The entitlement is a statutory one, and any liability to repay is separate and independent, being only a … Continue reading Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne and Another: SC 14 Dec 2011

Regina (on the Application of Mazin Mumaa Galteh Al-Skeini and Others) v The Secretary of State for Defence: CA 21 Dec 2005

The claimants were dependants of Iraqi nationals killed in Iraq. Held: The Military Police were operating when Britain was an occupying power. The question in each case was whether the Human Rights Act applied to the acts of the defendant. The question amounted to whether the officers acted under State Agent Authority within the convention … Continue reading Regina (on the Application of Mazin Mumaa Galteh Al-Skeini and Others) v The Secretary of State for Defence: CA 21 Dec 2005

Munjaz v Mersey Care National Health Service Trust And the Secretary of State for Health, the National Association for Mental Health (Mind) Respondent interested;: CA 16 Jul 2003

The claimant was a mental patient under compulsory detention, and complained that he had been subjected to periods of seclusion. Held: The appeal succeeded. The hospital had failed to follow the appropriate Code of Practice. The Code was not obligatory, but following it would generally ensure that a patient’s rights were not infringed. It recognised … Continue reading Munjaz v Mersey Care National Health Service Trust And the Secretary of State for Health, the National Association for Mental Health (Mind) Respondent interested;: CA 16 Jul 2003

Carson and Reynolds v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 17 Jun 2003

The claimant Reynolds challenged the differential treatment by age of jobseeker’s allowance. Carson complained that as a foreign resident pensioner, her benefits had not been uprated. The questions in each case were whether the benefit affected a ‘possession’ within the Convention or the discrimination was arbitrary so as to breach the applicants human rights. Held: … Continue reading Carson and Reynolds v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 17 Jun 2003

Regina (Amicus etc) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Admn 26 Apr 2004

The claimants sought a declaration that part of the Regulations were invalid, and an infringement of their human rights. The Regulations sought to exempt church schools from an obligation not to discriminate against homosexual teachers. Held: The Regulation was within the scope of the Directive. Though a member state had some freedom in implementing a … Continue reading Regina (Amicus etc) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Admn 26 Apr 2004

Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another: SC 23 Jan 2013

The appellants resisted disclosure to the revenue of advice it had received. It claimed legal advice privilege (LAP), though the advice was from its accountants. Held: (Lords Sumption and Clarke dissenting) LAP applies to all communications passing between a client and its lawyers, acting in their professional capacity, in connection with the provision of legal … Continue reading Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another: SC 23 Jan 2013

Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

The respondent appealed against a finding that the provision which made a loan agreement completely invalid for lack of compliance with the 1974 Act was itself invalid under the Human Rights Act since it deprived the respondent lender of its property rights. It was also argued that it was not possible to make a declaration … Continue reading Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

Moyna v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 31 Jul 2003

The appellant had applied for and been refused disability living allowance on the basis of being able to carry out certain cooking tasks. Held: The purpose of the ‘cooking test’ is not to ascertain whether the applicant can survive, or enjoy a reasonable diet, without assistance. It is a notional test, a thought-experiment, to calibrate … Continue reading Moyna v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 31 Jul 2003

Chiragov And Others v Armenia: ECHR 16 Jun 2015

ECHR Grand Chamber – Article 1 Jurisdiction of states Jurisdiction of Armenia as regards Nagorno-Karabakh and the adjacent occupied territories Article 8 Article 8-1 Respect for family life Respect for home Respect for private life Denial of access to homes to Azerbaijani citizens displaced in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: violation Article 13 Effective … Continue reading Chiragov And Others v Armenia: ECHR 16 Jun 2015

Regina (Smeaton) v Secretary of State for Health and Others: Admn 18 Apr 2002

The claimant challenged the Order as regards the prescription of the morning-after pill, asserting that the pill would cause miscarriages, and that therefore the use would be an offence under the 1861 Act. Held: ‘SPUC’s case is that any interference with a fertilised egg, if it leads to the loss of the egg, involves the … Continue reading Regina (Smeaton) v Secretary of State for Health and Others: Admn 18 Apr 2002

In re S (a Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): HL 28 Oct 2004

Inherent High Court power may restrain Publicity The claimant child’s mother was to be tried for the murder of his brother by poisoning with salt. It was feared that the publicity which would normally attend a trial, would be damaging to S, and an application was made for reporting restrictions to be applied to avoid … Continue reading In re S (a Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): HL 28 Oct 2004

Kehoe, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 14 Jul 2005

The applicant contended that the 1991 Act infringed her human rights in denying her access to court to obtain maintenance for her children. Held: The applicant had no substantive right to take part in the enforcement process in domestic law which is capable in Convention law of engaging the guarantees in it. ‘Sympathetic though one … Continue reading Kehoe, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 14 Jul 2005

O’Reilly v Mackman: HL 1982

Remission of Sentence is a Privilege not a Right The plaintiffs had begun their action, to challenge their loss of remission as prisoners, by means of a writ, rather than by an action for judicial review, and so had sidestepped the requirement for the action to be brought within strict time limits. Held: The forfeiture … Continue reading O’Reilly v Mackman: HL 1982

Re JS (Disposal of Body): FD 10 Nov 2016

Child’s Wish for post-mortem cryonic Preservation JS, a child of 14, anticipating her death from cancer expressed the desire that her body should receive cryonic preservation in the hope that one day a treatment might be available to allow her to be revived, and proceedings were issued. Her parents were divorced, and they differed as … Continue reading Re JS (Disposal of Body): FD 10 Nov 2016

Attorney-General v Leveller Magazine Ltd: HL 1 Feb 1979

The appellants were magazines and journalists who published, after committal proceedings, the name of a witness, a member of the security services, who had been referred to as Colonel B during the hearing. An order had been made for his name not to be disclosed during the hearing, but the court had had no power … Continue reading Attorney-General v Leveller Magazine Ltd: HL 1 Feb 1979