Gingi v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 14 Nov 2001

It is possible that in some circumstances the same enactment may be construed differently according to whether it applies in circumstances covered by a directive. Arden LJ approved the following passage from Bennion: ‘It is legitimate for the national court, in relation to a particular enactment of the national law, to give it a meaning in cases covered by the Community law which is inconsistent with the meaning it has in cases not covered by the Community law. While it is at first sight odd that the same words should have a different meaning in different cases, we are dealing with a situation which is odd in juristic terms.’


Arden LJ


[2001] EWCA Civ 1685, [2002] 1 CMLR 20, [2002] Eu LR 37




Income Support (General) Regulations 1987


England and Wales


Appeal fromGingi v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions SSCS 14-Nov-2001
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Updated: 07 September 2022; Ref: scu.167812