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Court of Appeal hears ESA / EU jobseeker appeal

16th March 2016

Julia Smyth, instructed by GLD, represented the Respondent Secretary of State for Work and Pensions at the hearing on 15 March.

Judgment has been reserved. The Appellant, represented by Helen Mountfield QC and Tom Royston, seeks to establish that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a “labour market benefit” payable to jobseekers from other Member States.