ILF judgement will be given ‘soon’ 4-6 weeks.
Big thanks to the 5 brilliant disabled people who took the case, to the solicitors who have done a fantisitic job, and all that supported this- this is about all our futures and its not over yet…
It was never made clear if we have been given permission or not for the appeal to go ahead (had that confirmed by our solicitors!) But they are letting our barrister go through our arguments and have scheduled our side to finish off tomorrow morning and DWP barrister to present from twelve tomorrow.
The judgment could be not giving us permission to appeal or it could be to uphold our appeal or to dismiss it. …
As you may have seen from tweets, judges’ comments did bring up the whole issue of the courts not being there to micro manage government policy and really questioning our barrister about what evidence there is that the minister did not have due regard (it doesn’t matter that the outcome of the policy is to the detriment of disabled people, what matters for the case is proving she didn’t have all the information when she made the decision).
Our solicitors are pleased so many people being present there today as made a very good impact having so many disabled people in court so many many thanks to those who came.
On to day two…
with thanks to Ellen