Disputes, discrimination and divorce

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Age discrimination—the statutory framework Statutory provisions prohibiting age discrimination were first introduced into English law in 2006 as a result of developments...

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Exceptions for age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 The general non-discrimination rule for occupational pension schemes in the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality...

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The need for rectification Mistakes all too often arise when drafting pension scheme documents, amending them and/or recording the exercise of trust powers. Self-help is...

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When trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe application is the best way of ensuring that...

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If a claimant has lost entitlement to state pension as a result of an accident there is, on the face of it, a potential claim in respect of that loss. However, to assess...

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This Practice Note primarily relates to the compromise of disputes relating to occupational pension schemes in England and Wales. It does not address...

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Pension scheme disputes—jurisdictions for resolution There are three jurisdictions in which disputes relating to pension schemes can be determined and resolved, each with...

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Standard financial orders, including in relation to pensions, have been issued as part of the standard orders project, see Practice Note: Standard orders—general...

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The basic principles under European law Under European law, pensions paid under the terms of a private occupational pension scheme are deferred remuneration. The...

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What are guaranteed minimum pensions? Guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) arrived on the pension scene on 6 April 1978, at the same time as the State Earnings-Related...

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On 17 May 1990 the European Court of Justice decided, in Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange [1990] 2 All ER 660, that men and women’s entitlement to equal pay for equal...

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Development of the doctrine of estoppel Estoppel is the general term frequently given to the equitable doctrine which (broadly speaking) provides that if a person (person...

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The doctrine of estoppel has been described as ‘one of the most flexible and useful in the armoury of the law’ by Lord Denning MR. Estoppel is a wide term used to...

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Legislative framework In broad terms, workers employed under fixed-term contracts are protected against: • treatment which is less favourable than that given to workers...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

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Unlike pension sharing orders, there is no complex implementation process for pension attachment orders, see: Pensions—financial remedy procedure—Implementation of a...

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