Stunning case. The Court finds the SoS ignored the advice of his own chief inspector and officials and had an secret recovery policy which was not disclosed to parliament. As a result all such cases will now need to be unpicked. Totally counterproductive in enforcement terms.
What a cock up, having a secret unlawful racially discriminatory policy hidden from Parliament, ignoring advice having precisely and predictably the opposite intent as was intended as these sites will now even if eventually losing at appeal will now stay for several more years whilst this is unpicked at huge expense,in some cases 20+ days at inquiry per case.
Pickles should resign – disgraceful.
Thanks to Tetlow King for the decision.
How do lawyers think this will be unpicked?
At what point are the decisions estopped?
Surely it is illogical to say people have had to wait longer and then rehear the cases?
If it is the SoS eecovery which was at fault do decisions then simply can decided by PINs alone
Will Eric Taje this to the Court of Appeal, if any to cause delay?
Confused you will be