11 November 2020
What: The solicitor general, Michael Ellis, grants Joy Dove permission to ask the high court to order a second inquest into Jodey’s death. The original inquest in May 2017 (see 24 May 2017) lasted less than an hour and failed to investigate DWP’s potential role in her daughter’s death. Joy believes DWP’s failings caused Jodey’s death and has spent more than three years fighting for justice for her daughter, and for a safer social security system that will prevent other deaths.
Why significant: This is a high-profile legal battle that will put DWP’s failings in the spotlight.