Thomas Robinson has a strong commercial / chancery practice with particular emphasis on pensions, insolvency and commercial litigation (including IT matters). He has been recommended as a leading junior by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK for several years. Recent pensions & insolvency cases include the Re Nortel/Lehman litigation, up to and including the Supreme Court, Re Storm Funding, and other cases brought by the Pensions Regulator such as MG Rover, Bonas and Carrington Wire.
He has been nominated as 'Insolvency / Restructuring Junior of the Year' at the Chambers UK Bar Awards and was 'highly commended' in Legal Week's 'Stars at the Bar'.
Thomas has been recommended in the legal directories for a number of years. Recent entries include: 'He is brilliant and he grows in strength all the time.' (Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2016); 'He's shown himself to be very bright ' he can pick up any issue you throw at him, is very pragmatic and is great on his feet and at providing opinions.' (Restructuring / Insolvency, Chambers & Partners 2016).
This Practice Note focuses on the role of the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator, circumstances in which the Panel will exercise special functions of the Pensions Regulator and relevant procedures and practices. It also looks at the role of the Upper Tribunal, to whom determinations of the Panel may be referred.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Thomas Robinson of Wilberforce Chambers, considers the effect of a company’s insolvency on an occupational pension scheme in respect of which the company is the employer. It also notes consequences if the company is the trustee of the scheme. It does not consider multi-employer schemes.
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