Doughty Street barristers acting for disabled and vulnerable claimants in test case on housing benefit changes

Today the Divisional Court starts a 3-day hearing concerning 10 judicial review claims brought against the Government’s ‘underoccupancy’ provisions, commonly referred to as ‘the bedroom tax.’  Martin Westgate QC, Kate Markus, Caoilfhionn Gallagher and Ben Chataway act for the Claimants, instructed by Public Law Solicitors, Hopkin Murray Beskine and Leigh Day and Co.  They represent disabled and vulnerable Claimants who argue that the new rules are discriminatory and in breach of the Government’s public sector equality duty.

 

For full press release see here.

 

For media coverage of the case see the BBC

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