Leigh Day have now set up a web page plus FAQ & online referral form to make the whole process of signing up to their claim(s) a little more convenient. This can be found at: https://www.leighday.co.uk/Employment-discrimination/Current-cases/Universal-Credit-group-action. They have produced separate referral forms tailored for advisers and for individuals.
For their TP & AR linked claims they now have enough claimants to launch the action. They have identified potential lead claimants and will shortly be sending out client care letters to those who have been referred to them or made their own enquiries.
They are also hoping to generate some media interest in the coming weeks. They could do with much higher numbers to make this litigation really effective and that is why they have set up the website. There are 13,000 people out there who have lost out as a result of the wrongheaded implementation of natural migration.
A lot of service users might not have access to the internet so you can still refer people to them by just emailing a name and telephone number. Ryan Bradshaw (a long-standing friend of GMWRAG and GMSCG) and Niall Byrne are available by phone for any enquiries that you might have.
Feel free to circulate this amongst your contacts and colleagues.
The minutes of the latest NWMHWRAG meeting will be made available in due course but in the meantime to whet your appetite here’s a download to the presentation done by Ryan Bradshaw of Leigh Day at the last meeting.
Minutes of the first/last GMWRAG GM UC meeting will be set free into the wild sometime as soon as we get a minute too. They’re already up on the site but currently protected. DWP have raised no objections to the content so we think we’re good to go.
The next meeting of the North West Mental Health Welfare Rights Advisers Group will take place on Friday the 29th March at 9.30am for 10am.
The speaker will be Ryan Bradshaw from Leigh Day solicitors. He is going to talk about the judgment in R (TP & AR) –v- Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWHC 1474 on transitional protection on transfer to Universal Credit. Leigh Day are looking for cases to bring other similar legal challenges.
This meeting will be in the Community Room at Central Manchester Fire Station.
Address: Cassidy Close off Thompson Street, Manchester M4 5FP.
It’s a short walk from Piccadilly and there is a car park on Thompson Street.
The Community Room has its own entrance. Please don’t enter the Fire station by any other entrance.
From Cassidy Close you take the first turning on the left. Walk towards the building and then left again. You should now be at the back of the building.
Walk towards a set of double doors under an overhang. The entrance to the Community Room is on the right just before you reach the double doors.
If you can’t find the room please contact Helen Rogers. Group members should already have contact details.