17th July 2019


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313

Doughty Street host a discussion with practitioners and others interested in legal challenges to social policy. In its recent decision in DA/DS & Othrs v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] UKSC 21, the Supreme Court decided that the benefit cap was lawful despite its disproportionate impact on single parents with young children. The judgment raises a number of important issues about the scope and ambit of Articles 14 and 8, the limits of judicial intervention in matters of economic and social policy, evidence and the role of intervenors in cases of that nature.

A panel including lawyers involved in the case will give short presentations on a number of key aspects of the decision, to be followed by a roundtable discussion about the current state of the law regarding human rights, equality in the context of social policy and the prospects for any further challenges. We hope that you will be able to join the discussion.


Martin Westgate QC
Jamie Burton
Professor Aoife Nolan


Wednesday 17th July 2019


6:00pm - 8:00pm


Doughty Street Chambers,
54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

If you wish to attend, please email