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Edward Benson won pension case for part-time judge

PUBLISHED March 7, 2012

Who? Edward Benson, 56, employment law partner at national firm Browne Jacobson.

Why is he in the news? He took the case of part-time judge Dermod O?Brien to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg, which on 1 March found that O?Brien - and 8,000 other part-time judges - were entitled to a UK government pension under EU rules.

The UK government had argued that as ?office holders? rather than ?workers?, part-time judges were not entitled to a pension under the European part-time workers directive.

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