31st May 2011
David Young, Volunteer Law Student at Renfrewshire Law Centre, writes about super-injunctions.
What is a super-injunction?
A super-injunction is a form of court order available in England and Wales (but not in Scotland, where the equivalent to an injunction is an interdict, although so far there is no 'super interdict'). It is a two-tiered 'gagging order' and more rigorous than a normal injunction. An injunction prevents newspapers from printing allegations about a public figure or an organisation. A super-injunction goes a step further and stops them from reporting on the existance of the injunction itself.
How did super-injunctions come about ...
20th May 2011
In April this year, one of our clients from Paisley (CF), a retired whisky bond assembly line worker, won her case for Disability Living Allowance before the Upper Tribunal in one of the first examples in Scotland, if not the first, of the government appealing against the First Tier Tribunal’s decision to award the benefit.
Although her claim was for low rate care component only, ‘the cooking component’, therefore, in the grand scheme, relatively modest in week-by-week terms, nonetheless this small sum was of significant practical value to her, and could amount to a five-figure sum over the course ...