*R (on the application of Ms C and another) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust intervening)

Social Security – Services for sick and disabled person. The claimants sought judicial review of the legality of the Secretary of State's processing of their applications for personal independence payments. The Administrative Court held that the delay in the first claimant's case of some 13 months and the delay in the second claimant's case of some 10 months had not only been unacceptable, but had been unlawful. Accordingly, a declaration of unlawfulness in relation to C and W would be granted. However, their claims alleging breaches of their rights under art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and art 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention were dismissed.

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