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dwp case judge begins case with oh dear oh dear

Post by Admin on Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:28 am

It is very unusual for a judge to start the introduction [pdf, p2] to his judgment with the words, “Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.” But this is exactly what Nicholas Wikeley did in his ruling on a case involving the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). And while the case itself is unresolved, it illustrates exactly how difficult the process is for anyone appealing a DWP decision to a tribunal.

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Wikeley, a judge at the upper tribunal, was reviewing an appeal from the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) – the first stage in a benefit appeal. It involved a case that was ongoing since 2014. And it is a case that had come to his attention in the past.

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/09/28/know-bad-news-dwp-judge-begins-ruling-oh-dear-oh-dear-oh-dear/
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