High Court Bereavement Benefit win for Tom Royston

7 September 2022

Tom Royston

The High Court has today decided that it is unlawful to exclude families of people who could not work because of life-long disability from bereavement benefit – R (Jwanczuk) v SSWP [2022] EWHC (Admin) 2298.

GCN’s Tom Royston acted for the claimant, instructed by Public Law Project and led by Catherine Callaghan QC.

The Secretary of State may now appeal to the Court of Appeal.

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