R (L) v Merton London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted June 16th, 2008 in children, disabled persons, law reports, residential care by sally

R (L) v Merton London Borough Council; [2008] WLR (D) 191

“The Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations 1991 (SI 1991/890), reg 13 did not impose a maximum of 120 days of respite care in a 12-month period, although Department of Health guidance (‘Respite care: series of short-term placements of children’ (LAC (95) 14) ) appeared to indicate otherwise.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

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Called into battle – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2008 in care homes, disabled persons, elderly, solicitors, special report by sally

“Yvonne Hossack has become a hate figure for the establishment, but the fearless solicitor risking bankruptcy to challenge cuts and closure of care services tells David Brindle how she is driven on by ‘a more ancient set of laws’.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2008

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Mayor who refereed while on benefits faces jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in benefits, disabled persons, fraud, news by sally

“A town’s mayor is facing jail after being caught refereeing football matches while claiming more than £9,000 in disability benefits.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2008

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Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Times Law Reports

Posted March 26th, 2008 in benefits, disabled persons, law reports, social security by sally

Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Court of Appeal

“The payment of an allowance to a disabled wife to pay for carer service was part of the husband’s income for assessing his income support if he was that carer.”

The Times, 26th March 2008

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Westminster City Council v IC (a protected party by his litigation friend) and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 25th, 2008 in conflict of laws, disabled persons, jurisdiction, law reports, marriage by sally

Westminster City Council v IC (a protected party by his litigation friend) and others [2008] EWCA Civ 198; [2008] WLR (D) 92

A judge did not have jurisdiction to make a declaration that a marriage based on lack of consent was not valid under English law, since such a marriage was voidable and not void ab intitio. The judge should have declared that the marriage was not recognised as a valid marriage in this jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 20th March 2008

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Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in benefits, disabled persons, law reports, social security by sally

Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; [2008] WLR (D) 86

A direct payment of carer’s allowance made to a disabled person for securing the provision of care by her husband formed part of the husband’s earnings for the purposes of assessing his entitlement to income support.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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Social care rules ‘inconsistent’ – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2008 in disabled persons, elderly, news, social services by sally

“The rules governing which elderly and disabled people in England are entitled to social care have been criticised.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2008

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Computer says no to a ‘miracle’ – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2007 in benefits, disabled persons, news by sally

“A woman who claims she was healed by prayer had to battle the benefits system to stop her disability payments.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2007

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Tougher work tests for disabled – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2007 in benefits, disabled persons, news by sally

“Fewer sick and disabled people will qualify for disability benefits for being unable to work, after a new test is introduced from next year.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2007

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Disabled hate crime law planned – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2007 in disabled persons, incitement, news by sally

“Inciting hatred against disabled people is to be outlawed under government plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2007

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Disabled teenager wins £5.5m compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2007 in birth, compensation, disabled persons, negligence, news by sally

“A teenager from West Bromwich was awarded a compensation package of nearly £5.5 million today after a series of failures during his birth left him severely disabled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2007

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Should the Court of Appeal allow Katie Thorpe’s womb to be removed? – The Times

Posted October 18th, 2007 in disabled persons, medical ethics, news by sally

“A mother’s wish to have her disabled teenage daughter’s womb removed looks set to become the next landmark case in the courts to test the ethics of medical intervention where patients cannot decide for themselves.”

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The Times, 18th October 2007

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Mother wants disabled girl to have hysterectomy “to give her a better life” – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in disabled persons, medical ethics, news by sally

“A severely disabled teenager’s womb may be removed to improve her quality of life, and not because it is medically necessary, in what is thought to be a British first which has reignited debate over medical ethics.”

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The Times, 8th October 2007

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Council told to pay family for disabled woman’s care – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in community care, compensation, disabled persons, news by sally

“A council is today told to pay a family compensation of almost £100,000 for failing to arrange suitable care for a disabled young woman, in a ruling that will sound alarm bells in town halls across the country.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2007

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