Reply To: DWP Carers Allowance Prosecutions


I have done small amounts of expert witness work in benefit fraud cases. Kevin D used to do quite a bit of it. He always said, and my limited experience bears him out on this, that you can find something wrong with an overpayment in almost every case. It might be something trivial, like a prescribed line of info missing from a decision notice, but as often as not it is a major substantive error. The criminal courts, including defence lawyers, just don’t have enough specialist knowledge to prevent seriously unjust outcomes.

Totally agree with the above, and;

Starting to look like Post Office 2…