Janys M Scott QC

Supreme Court success for Janys Scott QC


Westwater’s Janys Scott QC, together with junior Joseph Bryce from Hastie Stable saw off an attempt by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to restrict the eligibility of disabled persons for Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The Supreme Court interpreted the PIP regulations slightly differently from the Inner House but rejected a technical approach in favour of a straightforward and practical application, which should make it easier for people with mental health difficulties to claim an allowance.

The full judgement can be found at https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2017-0215-judgment.pdf .