The Healthy Start scheme aims to reduce child poverty and health inequalities by providing vitamins, nutritional advice, and weekly vouchers to buy nutritional food or infant formula to low income families with pregnant women and children up to the age of 4. It is intended...

At today’s High Court hearing the Home Secretary conceded that it is arguable that conditions in Napier barracks may breach human rights and are inadequate and permission to proceed to trial was granted. The claim is brought by 6 Claimants who were accommodated by the Home...

The Healthy Start Scheme aims to reduce child poverty and health inequalities by providing vitamins, nutritional advice and weekly vouchers to buy nutritional food or infant formula to low income families with pregnant women and children up to the age of 4. It is intended...

MG&Co’s clients have successfully settled court proceedings challenging their exclusion from the early years nursery scheme on the grounds that the exclusion amounted to discrimination on the basis of race and nationality and was contrary to the scheme's statutory purpose of benefiting the poorest children...

Matthew Gold & Co are pleased to be recognised in the Legal 500, a guide to the leading firms in the UK. The 2021 rankings showcase the firm’s wide ranging and growing expertise in human rights, actions against public authorities, inquests and judicial review. We are...

Thousands of children in the UK have already benefited from the temporary extension of FSM to families with NRPF following our earlier legal action, but the government had refused to make this change permanent. In this latest challenge we alleged that the eligibility criteria for...

MG&Co has been instructed in a challenge to the Free School Meals eligibility criteria which means children in very low income families whose parents cannot claim welfare benefits because of their immigration status are not entitled to FSM. Our judicial review pre-action letter argues that the...

On 10 July, following another threat of judicial review, the Government confirmed that the maximum earnings threshold for free school meals for children from families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) would be increased from £16,190 per year to £31,500 to families within London...

On 28 May 2020, following our threat of judicial review, the Government confirmed that the maximum earnings threshold for free school meals for children from families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) would be increased from £7,400 to £16,190 per year. For more information...