Tom Royston – ECJ Reference in RP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

15 November 2016

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has made a reference to the European Court of Justice in this case in which Garden Court North Chambers’ Tom Royston acts for the Appellant.

In RP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] UKUT 422 (AAC) the Upper Tribunal has referred to the European Court of Justice questions about whether the UK’s treatment of A8 nationals was lawful under EU law.

The principal issue is whether a worker who had correctly registered with the Worker Registration Scheme, but then became ill or involuntarily unemployed, could lawfully be deprived of the right to ‘retain worker status’ under the arrangements by which the A8 countries joined the European Union.

Subscribers to rightsnet can read more at: http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/caselaw/item/lawfulness-and-scope-of-a8-derogations-referred-to-european-court-of-justic.

Chambers news

Chambers news

Join us!

Due to significant demand across our core practice areas and our programme of strategic growth, Garden Court North Chambers is recruiting across all core practice...

Chambers news

Charlie Millers: Inquest finds multi-agency failings leading up to his death

Charlie Millers, a 17-year-old transgender boy, died following a ligature incident whilst a mental health patient on the Junction 17 ward, Prestwich Hospital in December...

Chambers news

R (on the application of AM (Belarus)) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2024] UKSC 13 On appeal from: [2022] EWCA Civ 780

R (on the application of AM (Belarus)) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2024] UKSC 13 On appeal from: [2022] EWCA...

Chambers news

Alexa Thompson’s work featured in Nearly Legal blog

Second-six pupil Alexa Thompson has had her note on Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v JA (2024) UKUT 52 (AAC) (UTJ Church) published in...

Sign up to our mailing list

Our mailing list is dedicated to professionals with an interest in our work.

Sign up