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Landmark Chambers will be hosting a webinar on Monday 13 September 2021 at 11.00am – 12.30pm.

This Supreme Court judgment dismissed a claim for a declaration of incompatibility aimed at the legislation creating the “2 child rule”, limiting the amount of tax credit payable to that calculated for two children.

The judgment is of considerable general importance and may signal a change of approach by the court. It contains important reasoning on Article 14 discrimination; the bests interests of children and Article 3 UNCRC; the test for justification and the concept of “manifestly without foundation”; and the role of parliament.

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Monday 13th September 2021


11:00 - 12:30




Free to Attend




Introduction by Chair – Fiona Scolding QC

The impact of the rule on the private life of women – Fiona Scolding QC

Best interests and relevance of Article 3 UNCRC; use of parliamentary material – Yaaser Vanderman

"Manifestly without reasonable foundation" and deference in socio-economic cases – Matthew Fraser

Status for the purposes of Article 14: concluding remarks on the approach of the court to government policy – Richard Drabble QC

Questions and discussion

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