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The Test-Achats case—the pension implicationsThis Practice Note considers the implications of the case Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 31st Jul
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How do the bridging pensions exceptions in Equality Act 2010 (Sex Equality Rule) (Exceptions) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2132, reg 2 apply to the...
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Age discrimination for pension lawyersAge discrimination—the statutory frameworkStatutory provisions prohibiting age discrimination were first...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 31st Jul
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Equalisation and Barber—the pension implicationsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union....
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Age discrimination—the pension exceptions and when they applyExceptions for age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010The general...
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Sex discrimination—the key cases for pension lawyersThis Practice Note considers the key cases in the area of sex discrimination in the context of...
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