The Court of Appeal on 10 February 2015 has handed down
judgment in the case of R (Sanneh) v SSWP and others  EWCA Civ 49. Click here for the judgment.
These four conjoined appeals concerned the question of
whether “Zambrano carers” (non EU citizens responsible for looking after an EU
citizen child in the UK, without whose care that child would be forced to leave
the UK) are entitled to benefits in the UK on the same basis as EU citizens.
The Court of Appeal (Arden LJ giving the lead judgment)
concluded that they were not.
In summary Arden LJ held that:
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