Success Stories 2018-05-11T20:39:01+00:00

Success Stories

Success Stories

Your Social Welfare Law Experts

Your Social Welfare Law Experts

Here at T.A. Law we often get asked by new and prospective clients this question; “what is your success rate?” Our answer is usually “everyone’s case is different” however we believe that on average we achieve positive outcomes in at least 80% of our cases. We want to share news of our successes with our clients and visitors here, so we plan to blog our successes on this page as and when they happen. Please note that in order to maintain client anonymity and confidentiality, we can only share anonymous information. Not all successful cases will be listed here; only a small sample from April 2018 onward.

PIP Decision Set Aside

By | April 25th, 2018|

We were asked for help by the family of an Eastern European gentleman who had poor English. He had become disabled and claimed PIP, but was refused despite having very limited walking ability. His family helped him to appeal and accompanied him to a Tribunal Hearing where the Tribunal Service provided an interpreter. The family felt that their father’s description of his walking difficulties was not being correctly relayed by the interpreter. They tried to explain this at the Tribunal but had been incorrectly perceived as trying to interrupt and had been told to be quiet. The Tribunal refused the man’s appeal, and the man and his family were rightly left with a sense of injustice.

We wrote on behalf of the client to the Tribunal service pointing out the errors and possible breach of the rules of natural Justice. The tribunal decision was successfully set aside allowing the man another opportunity to put his case properly to the Tribunal, at which he received an excellent result.

Homeless Family Found Home

By | April 24th, 2018|

From our fab housing team: Client, partner and 2 kids living with relatives for over a decade; property became unsuitable. We advised Client make homeless application to Local Authority (LA), LA unlawfully refused to take application. Our team wrote to LA asking to take application under threat of Judicial Review. LA agreed and has now housed client and family in suitable accommodation. What another great result!

Client’s Eviction Delayed

By | April 10th, 2018|

Another good result from our team. Our Client had received an order for sale for her property due to non payment of legal fees, which had resulted out of a lengthy legal procedure. Our client was unfortunately experiencing a period of ill health. An approach to the Claimant was unsuccessful as they refused to agree an adjournment. As a consequence we wrote to the court asking the Court to suspend the Order for Sale for a period of 6 months, on terms, which was successful, and thus allowing our client to complete her treatment in peace.

Huge Overpayment Wiped

By | April 4th, 2018|

Fantastic outcome at tribunal this week – our brilliant benefits team conducted a successful appeal for a vulnerable client facing an £85,000 Income Support and £70,000 housing & council tax benefits overpayment totalling  £155K+; tribunal decided it should not be recoverable from our client, in turn Crown Prosecution Service have decided not to continue with criminal charges in the Crown court so no threat of imprisonment or loss of assets via Proceeds of Crime Act. What a result!