Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2015—pensions [Archived]
Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2015—pensions [Archived]

The following Pensions practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2015—pensions [Archived]
  • Alexander and others as Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund v Pattison and Sim
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  • Re BCA Pension Plan
  • Ministry of Justice v O'Brien, Miller & two others (Court of Appeal)
  • Dutton v FDR
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ARCHIVED: This case tracker has been archived and is not maintained. It contains a list of significant pensions judgments handed down in 2015.

Alexander and others as Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund v Pattison and Sim

Case Name and Reference NumberDecisionRepresentationCourt and Judgment DateCitation
Alexander and others as Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund v Pattison and Sim

CA63/13
The case concerned a pension scheme that provides pensions for employees of solicitors' firms and their dependants in Scotland, and the dispute was over amendments to the scheme's trust deed and rules.

Until 1991, under the scheme rules, the amendment formalities included a 'triple-lock' procedure, which required two-thirds majority approval at three sets of general meetings (one of all the employers and members, one of all the contributing members, and one of all the employers).

The trustees made a claim of pension arrears (in the sum of £50,224) to recover contributions to the fund that were alleged to be due from the defenders in respect of a former employee of that firm, the claim being based on amendments to the scheme rules since 1990.

The defenders (the firm of Pattison & Sim and its two partners) claimed that the 1990 Rules and all subsequent amendments were invalid on the ground that the trustees had failed

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