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Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 11 March 2014

Could the earnings threshold for benefits be in breach of EU law? Desmond Rutledge explains

Desmond Rutledge, in an interview with LexisNexis, analyses the government's new minimum earnings threshold for determining whether EEA nationals who claim out-of-work benefits as a jobseeker have acquired the status of a worker.

Desmond Rutledge

Garden Court Chambers | Thursday 19 December 2013

Permission granted to a Zambrano carer in an income support appeal against the Upper Tribunal

Permission has been granted by the Court of Appeal to a Zambrano carer in an income support appeal against the Upper Tribunal. The woman was represented by Stephen Knafler QC and Desmond Rutledge.

Desmond Rutledge

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 22 April 2013

Court of Appeal grants permission to appeal in a welfare benefits case

The proceedings concerned a decision to remove Ms N's entitlement to Incapacity Benefit after she scored insufficient points under the Personal Capability Assessment (‘PCA’) test. Permission to Appeal was granted.

Desmond Rutledge

Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 10 April 2013

Administrative Court considers whether interim relief should be provided to a Zambrano carer

Administrative Court considers whether interim relief should be provided to a Zambrano carer denied any access to mainstream social security benefits pending the outcome of her benefit appeal

Desmond Rutledge

Garden Court Chambers | Friday 18 January 2013

Court holds differential treatment of Romani Gypsies under the Housing Benefit scheme is objectively justified

Marc Willers and Desmond Rutledge appeared for the Claimants in R (Knowles & Anor) v Secretary Of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWHC 19 (Admin).

Marc Willers QC Desmond Rutledge

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