Area of law: Social Security

Casework date: July 7, 2020  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Litigation Fund, Pro Bono Register  |  Jurisdiction(s): Northern Ireland  |  Legal action: Judicial Review, Test Case  |  Area(s) of law: Social Security

Lorraine Cox

This judicial review challenged the six-month life expectancy rule for terminally ill social security claimants. PILS Member: Law Centre NI

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Casework date: April 17, 2019  | Status: Resolved  |  PILS' role(s): Awareness  |  Jurisdiction(s): UK  |  Legal action: Judicial Review  |  Area(s) of law: Social Security

No green light for Protective Costs Orders in private law cases

Costs, especially fear of costs associated with unsuccessful legal action, are understandably a major factor that can put people off pursuing a public interest case. The PILS Project was set up to break down...

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