3 March 2021
What: The high court rejects a claim that DWP acted unlawfully by not making further enquiries about Errol Graham’s mental health before it cut off his ESA in October 2017. It also rejects the claim that DWP’s safeguarding policy was unlawful. The judicial review claim was brought on behalf of the family by Alison Turner, the fiancée of Errol’s son. Turner says they hope to appeal the court’s “baffling” ruling that DWP’s actions to remove his benefits were “reasonable”.
Why significant: Family pledge to continue the fight for justice for Errol Graham, despite the ruling.