Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Roach: CA 20 Dec 2006

The court considered the reduction of state benefits payable to a mother asking the Child Support Agencey not to pursue a claim against the father where there has been a history of domestic violence. The mother said she was frightened of retribution from the father. The tribunal had found her fears exaggerated, but the Commissioner had allowed her appeal.
Held: The Commissioners reasons for departing from the tribunal’s findings were insupportable. The test for ‘undue distress’ could not be subjective.
[2006] EWCA Civ 1746, Times 05-Jan-2007
Child Support Act 1991 46
England and Wales
CitedTote Bookmakers Ltd v Development and Property Holding Co. Ltd. 1985
Peter Gibson J defined the phrase undue hardship as ‘hardship . . not warranted by the circumstances’. . .

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