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Welfare Benefits Law | Friday 18 February 2022

High Court rules it was lawful to restrict £20-a-week covid uplift for Universal Credit claimants with no backdating for legacy benefits claimants

Desmond Rutledge, of the Garden Court Chambers Welfare Benefits Law Team, represented the Claimants, led by Jamie Burton QC of Doughty Street Chambers and instructed by William Ford of Osbornes Law.

Desmond Rutledge

Welfare Benefits Law | Wednesday 14 July 2021

DWP to stop ‘cold-calling’ disabled people to make low benefit ‘offers’

The Claimant was represented by Desmond Rutledge of the Garden Court Chambers Welfare Benefits Law Team instructed by Sara Lomri of Public Law Project. The Claimant was also represented by Bijan Hoshi of Garden Court & PLP.

Bijan Hoshi Desmond Rutledge

Administrative and Public Law, Welfare Benefits Law | Thursday 29 April 2021

High Court challenge to denial of benefit increases for nearly 2m people with disabilities

Desmond Rutledge of Garden Court Chambers instructed by William Ford of Osbornes Law.

Desmond Rutledge

Romani Gypsy and Traveller Rights | Monday 6 January 2020

New edition of 'Gypsy and Traveller Law' published by Legal Action Group

'Gypsy and Traveller Law' is edited by Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers. Garden Court co-authors are Marc Willers QC, David Watkinson, Stephen Cottle, Desmond Rutledge, Owen Greenhall and Tessa Buchanan.

Administrative and Public Law, Court of Protection | Thursday 13 January 2022

Suspension of DLA after 28 days in hospital did not violate Article 14 ECHR, in case of an adult patient with severe learning disabilities

The Appellant was represented by Amanda Weston QC, Desmond Rutledge and Ollie Persey of Garden Court Chambers instructed by Merseyside Law Centre (Samantha Maher, Trainee Solicitor).

Ollie Persey Desmond Rutledge Amanda Weston QC

Immigration Law, Welfare Benefits Law | Thursday 12 March 2020

Upper Tribunal rules that a British child living with her mother in the UK will not be entitled to Disability Living Allowance if her father is living and working in another EU State

Adrian Berry and Desmond Rutledge acted for the Claimant, instructed by William Ford of Osbornes Law. The claimant is considering an appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Desmond Rutledge Adrian Berry

Housing Law | Tuesday 15 October 2019

Garden Court Housing Team responds to Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government consultation on 'A new deal for renters'

The Garden Court Housing Team welcomes the government’s proposal to abolish no fault evictions (based on s.21 Housing Act 1988).

Marc Willers QC Irena Sabic Maria Moodie Tim Baldwin Liz Davies QC Stephen Cottle Marina Sergides Sophie Caseley Kevin Gannon Hannah Rought-Brooks Adrian Berry Catherine O'Donnell Bethan Harris

Welfare Benefits Law, Community Care Law, Administrative and Public Law | Thursday 19 September 2019

HMRC defeated at European Court of Justice on rights for pregnant self-employed EU Citizens

Adrian Berry and Desmond Rutledge of Garden Court Chambers represented Ms Dakneviciute, instructed by the Welfare Rights Service of the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Adrian Berry Desmond Rutledge

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