Welfare Rights Officer Salford City Council, Salford Welfare Rights Service, Salford Member since 11th Feb 2004
LIfting and Carrying after Howker Wed 09-Mar-05 01:18 PM
I have a case coming up at the Commisioners where this is an issue. Amongst the papers is Capello v. Secretayr of State for Work and Pansions in the Court of Session which was a judicial review of refusal of leave to appeal. Am I right in thinking this is not binding on the Commissioner?
welfare rights officer, appeals team, social work department, glasgow Member since 02nd Feb 2004
RE: LIfting and Carrying after Howker Wed 09-Mar-05 04:59 PM
It is a bit stronger than that. For reasons of "comity and practicality" Commissioners in Scotland will follow the Court of Appeal and Commissioners in England will follow the Court of Session unless the Courts at that level are in conflict in which case they would follow their local superior court (page 237 vol 3 social security legislation 2004).
From memory the Court of Session was not invited to consider whether or not the amendments were ultra vires so the view they express on what the regulation means may be distinquished for that reason.