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News and case law


Updated today at 12.27 by Andrew Dutton

Fraudulent claim for UC

This is the thread from a while back - I haven’t seen any cases…

Updated today at 12.00 by VLMS

Seventeen Year old LAC lives with nineteen year old…

Thanks all - this is good news for the couple! …

Updated today at 11.50 by Martin Williams

Fratila and Tanase v SSWP - rights of those with pre-settled…

Permission to appeal now granted by the Court of Appeal. Unfortunately the Court did not…

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Training & events

Online event – 8 June, 2020

NVQ Advice & Guidance Qualifications

Online event

Online event – 11 June, 2020

Public law and welfare benefits during the COVID crisis

Public Law Project
Online event

London – 11 June, 2020

Safeguarding adults: for managers and newly appointed safeguarding leads

Social Care Institute for Excellence
One-day course