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Bloomsburry Family law

Professional negligence

BRITISH GURKHA WELFARE SOCIETY & ORS v MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Pension arrangements put in place for retired Gurkha soldiers following a review by the Ministry of Defence did not discriminate on grounds of age or nationality in the context of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Protocol 1 art.1 in combination with art.14, nor were they irrational. Further, in making the arrangements it had, the MoD had paid due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of different racial groups, as required by the Race Relations Act 1976 s.71.

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