Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2018—pensions
Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2018—pensions

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

  • Case tracker—judgments handed down in 2018—pensions
  • Contracting-out
  • Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited v Lloyds Bank plc and others
  • British Telecommunications plc v HM Treasury (BT Pension Scheme Trustees as interested party)
  • Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited v Lloyds Bank plc and others
  • Discrimination
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice v McCloud; The Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Welsh Ministers and Others v Sargeant
  • Williams v Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme
  • O'Brien v Ministry of Justice
  • R (on the application of Harvey) v Haringey London Borough
  • More...

The entries in this tracker are organised by topic. These topics are listed in the Table of Contents (to the left of the page).

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Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited v Lloyds Bank plc and others

Case information:
  1. Full case name: Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited v Lloyds Bank plc and others

  2. Citation: [2018] EWHC 3343 (Ch), bailii

  3. Court: High Court (Chancery Division)

  4. Judgment date: 6 December 2018

  5. [Case heard on 3 December 2018]

  6. Representation:

    1. Edward Sawyer (instructed by Allen & Overy) for Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited

    2. Keith Rowley QC, John Cavanagh QC and Andrew Mold (instructed by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) for Lloyds Bank plc and others

    3. Andrew Short QC and Nicholas Hill (instructed by Walkers Solicitors) for the Representative Beneficiaries (Lloyds employees)

    4. Holly Stout (instructed by Government Legal Department) for the DWP and HM Treasury

  7. News Analysis: Follow-up judgment on GMP equalisation methodology

Facts:

Following Morgan J’s High Court judgment of 26 October 2018 (discussed in a separate tracker entry below), a further hearing took place on 3 December 2018 to obtain some clarification regarding equalisation method D2 of the judgment (concerning the conversion of GMPs into main scheme benefits).

More specifically, Morgan J was asked to clarify whether that method stands alone (with GMPs being equalised by converting the higher value for both genders) or whether it has to be

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