The following Pensions practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The entries in this tracker are organised by topic, alphabetically. These topics are listed in the Table of Contents (to the left of the page).
WARNING: The Pensions Ombudsman’s determinations are useful as guidance, but the decisions are not binding precedents, whether on the same Pensions Ombudsman or his or her successor. Decisions of the court are binding on the Pension Ombudsman, unless they can be distinguished in the factual situation he faces. For more information, see Practice Note: The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases.
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
What is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of action and the parties, which disposes, with finality, of a matter decided so that it cannot be re-litigated by those bound by the judgment, except on appeal.Final judgments by
ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise may be:•joint•several, or•joint and severalWhether an undertaking is joint, several, or joint and several in contract is a question of construction
This practice note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort mean? And how does tort relate to contract and criminal law•how has the law of tort developed?•what is the scope of tort, ie what interests does it protect? What
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