Test case referrals | CPAG

Test case referrals

CPAG takes on a small number of test cases each year in line with our test case strategy. We focus in particular on cases that have the potential to improve the lives of families with children in poverty. This includes both judicial review claims and statutory appeals at all levels of the tribunal and court system (i.e. First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Courts). See details of our current test cases.

If you are an adviser and you would like to refer a potential test case to CPAG please complete our test case referral form.

What other sorts of cases do we take on?

Tribunal appeals

CPAG’s Upper Tribunal Project Assistance Project can take on a limited number of additional appeals in the First-tier or Upper Tribunal, principally where they have the potential to benefit families with children in poverty. 

Public law/judicial review advice and assistance

CPAG has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to advise a certain number of clients each year in relation to actual or potential judicial review proceedings, again principally where they have the potential to benefit families with children in poverty.

This includes some decisions of the First-tier Tribunal which can only be challenged by judicial review, rather than on appeal. Where this arises, CPAG’s solicitors may be able to help. Please complete our test case referral form.

Additionally, CPAG's Judicial Review Project may be able to provide assistance or already have a template letter on the particular issue.

Interventions

CPAG intervenes in existing cases where we believe our evidence and expertise will assist the Tribunal or Court and further our charitable aims. If you are involved in proceedings that you think would benefit from CPAG’s intervention, please complete our test case referral form.

Scotland

Regrettably we cannot take referrals of test cases from Scotland. The reason for this is that CPAG’s solicitors are based in London and we cannot apply for legal aid in Scotland or instruct counsel there.

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