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Including Training at the Law Centre NI; Social Security; Health and Social Care; Employment Rights; and Policy – Working for Change.  One article is on DLA award reinstated Law Centre (NI) got Disability Living Allowance reinstated for a client who had been disallowed when she renewed her claim.  She had unsuccessfully appealed to a tribunal with the help of a private practice solicitor.  The Law Centre took the case to the Social Security Commissioner and also recommended that she make a fresh claim.  This case involved the common issue of how a tribunal should handle weighing of medical evidence where there is a conflict between that of the GP and the Examining Medical Practitioner (EMP). The Tribunal had decided to follow the evidence of the EMP over the GP’s report.