Gary Delderfield

Gary Delderfield is a partner in Eversheds Sutherland's Human Resources Practice Group. He specialises in pensions and also heads our Public Sector Pensions Group.

He advises trustees, employers and providers on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious pension issues. Gary is also a nationally recognised expert in the area of public sector pensions law advising clients on issues across local government, central government, education, health and voluntary sectors.

His recent experience includes setting up a new final salary pension scheme, advising on a section 75 withdrawal arrangement, advising the trustees of a final salary pension scheme on the winding up of the scheme and advising a private contractor on the pension aspects of a large scale TUPE staff transfers from the public sector.

Gary is a regular speaker on pension issues and speaks on the Local Government Employers' annual 'Fundamentals' trustee training course. He has also written widely on pension issues for publications such as Pensions Week, Pensions Management, Pension Lawyer, Tolleys Pensions Law, Legal Week and PAYadvice (magazine of the Institute of Payroll Professionals).
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Central government outsourcing—the old Fair Deal and pensions [Archived]
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the impact and development of the Fair Deal principles on outsourcing contracts with central government public bodies and how it is applied since the introduction of the new Fair Deal guidance on 4 October 2013 (Fair Deal 2013). In particular, this note covers the Cabinet Office Statement Of Practice, the scope of the old Fair Deal principles and the way in which old Fair Deal offers protection for future service and past service pension benefits of public sector staff, the enforceability of these protections and the recent changes introduced by new Fair Deal. Finally, it explains the extent to which new hires of private sector contractors who work alongside former public sector staff are protected.

Local government outsourcing—the pension issues
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the pension requirements on local government bodies when outsourcing their public sector services to the private sector and on subsequent re-lets of such outsourcing contracts. In particular, this Practice Note explains the requirements of the Best Value Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2007 (the Best Value Direction), the enforcement of the Best Value Direction, and plans to replace the Best Value Direction with Fair Deal 2013. This Practice Note also covers the level of protection given to new recruits of private contractors working alongside former local government staff.

The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the key aspects of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS), including the main parties, eligibility and membership, contributions and the main benefits and provisions at a scheme-wide level.

The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme—Protected Persons
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at the statutory protection of the pension arrangements of members of the ESPS following privatisation of the electricity industry in 1990.

The Local Government Pension Scheme—admission agreements
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the different types of admission bodies and the requirements that must be met to enter into an admission agreement for the purpose of participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). It also covers the admission of employees to the LGPS, aggregation of LGPS membership, risk assessments, indemnities, bonds and guarantees, notification requirements, termination of an admission agreement, and risk-sharing mechanisms like cap and collar and pass through arrangements.

The Post-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme
Practice Note

This Practice Note relates to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) benefits accrued from 1 April 2014. It may be necessary to refer also to the Practice Note on the pre-2014 LGPS in relation to LGPS members who qualify for the underpin protection under the new scheme.

The Pre-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme
Practice Note

This Practice Note relates to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) benefits accrued to 31 March 2014 and remains relevant to benefits accrued up to that date (which remain linked to final salary for active members) and to LGPS members who qualify for the underpin protection under the post-2014 LGPS. The new governance arrangements for the LGPS are covered in the Practice Note: The post-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Pre-2015 National Health Service Pension Scheme
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) as it stood before the changes made on 1 April 2015 to that scheme (the pre-2015 NHSPS).

The Pre-2015 Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the terms of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) that apply to members who joined the TPS before 1 April 2015 (the pre-2015 TPS), including the legislation governing the pre-2015 TPS, its administration, eligibility requirements, contribution levels and benefit features, and scheme documentation.

Other work

Central government pensions—overview

This Overview provides a brief outline of the content in the ‘Central government pensions’ subtopic of Lexis®PSL Pensions, including the old Fair Deal, Fair Deal 2013, public sector pension schemes such as the National Health Service Pension Scheme, the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, and the role of the Pensions Regulator in respect of public sector pension schemes.

Local government pensions—overview

This Overview provides a brief outline of the content in the ‘Local government pensions’ subtopic, including the post-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme and the pre-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme, admission agreements, local government outsourcing, and the role of the Pensions Regulator in respect of public sector pension schemes.

Regulated industries—overview

This overview provides an outline of the pension arrangements which tend to operate on a industry-wide basis. In particular, this covers the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Midlands APL regional committee, The Association of Pension Lawyers

Panel

  • Contributing Author

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