Fenella Morris QC & Benjamin Tankel help the Royal British Legion protect army widows’ pensions

Fenella Morris QC & Benjamin Tankel help the Royal British Legion protect army widows’ pensions


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The Prime Minister has announced that, from this Armistice Day, war widows will no longer lose their army pensions if they get remarried, following a long-running campaign for the change by the Royal British Legion. Fenella Morris QC and Benjamin Tankel advised the Royal British Legion on the legal aspects of its negotiations with the government, which raised issues of pensions, employment, equalities, and military law. The new policy brings army widows’ pensions into line with the principles enshrined in the Armed Forces Covenant, and recognises the sacrifices made by the families of those who serve in the UK military.

The Prime Minister’s announcement has been widely reported and can be found here:

BBC

Daily Mail

The Guardian

International Business Times

ITV News

Daily Express


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