At the end of each year, Amanda collates our official figures for the claimants we have represented in court as full legal advocates. These figures are made up of cases which we have taken on for PIP, ESA and DLA and UC.
2020 was an extremely challenging year for Fightback. The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant that from April, all appeal hearings took place via phone hearing. This meant that with short notice, we had to create a dedicated space for telephone appeals. We also had to contend with the constant changes in local restrictions and laws and last minute notice of these appeals of as little as 3 days. This would often leave us short staffed at numerous times due to quarantine periods and child care needs, but our legal advocates managed to attend all of the ones we were requested presence on.
With this in mind, we are delighted that we have managed to increase our win percentage rate to over 90% on average. We are extremely proud of this record and will strive to increase it once again in 2021.
Total of all Appeals – 386
Overturned early – 122 – 31.6%
Overall Success Rate – 90.9%
Total of all Appeals – 436
Overturned early – 74 – 17 %
Overall Success Rate – 89.9%
2018 – 298 Appeals at 87% success rate
2017 – 200 Appeals 89.5% success rate
It’s with the help and support of all of our followers and members that we are able to achieve such fantastic numbers on behalf of our clients. We would not be here, and would not be able to do what we do without you. While we know 2021 will be a challenging year, we are looking forward to helping as many people as we can and striving for fairness and justice in the benefits system.