The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]
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The following Family practice note produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]
  • Jurisdiction to deal with scheme-related payments and Ombudsman’s remedial powers
  • Westminster v Heywood
  • Compensatory awards
  • Miller v Stapleton
  • Wild v Smith
  • Duckitt v Pensions Ombudsman
  • O'Connor
  • Noble
  • Smith v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • More...

The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at some of the key decisions made by the Pensions Ombudsman and courts up to 2017 in relation to the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction, remedial powers and certain procedural matters, as well as the standards required for ill-health retirement decisions. For further information on some key themes from recent Pensions Ombudsman determinations in relation to the interpretation of scheme rules, the duties of trustees/providers, trustee/provider communications with members, employer duties, pension liberation, and the role/jurisdiction of the Ombudsman, see Practice Note: The Pensions Ombudsman—key themes from the determinations.

The Pensions Ombudsman's determinations are not binding precedents, whether on the same Pensions Ombudsman or his or her successors in office. Nevertheless, they are useful as guidance. Historically, they are generally referred to by the name of the complainant and the case reference number given by the Ombudsman's office (whereby a letter indicates the year in which the complaint was received, followed by a unique number for that case). In May 2016 the Ombudsman introduced anonymisation for all new published decisions, since when all decisions have generally been anonymised (ie removing the name of the person making the complaint as well as any other identifying personal data). A complainant’s name will still be published, however, if the data is

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