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Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the pension provision that went with that job. An...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. 12th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note looks at the disclosure requirements that were applicable to trustees (or...
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9th Nov
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note looks at the alternative methods available to...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note applies to business sales which are subject to the Transfer...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 12th Jan
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Bridging pensions—backgroundBridging pensions are a form of pension provided by some (but not all) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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This guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or unfamiliar with pensions law.THIS PRACTICE NOTE...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by a resolution dated 20 January 1983 as...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 12th Jan
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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Interaction with the additional State pensionBefore 6 April 2016, there were two levels of State pension provision:•the basic State pension—this was a...
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9th Nov
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The pensions tax regime under the Finance Act 2004 came into effect on 6 April 2006, otherwise known as A-day. The pre A-day regime may still be of...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Smith, Georgina Wardrop and Angela Sharma of Taylor Wessing LLP 12th Jan
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ARCHIVED. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As well as the option to postpone auto-enrolment, employers which operate defined...
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9th Nov
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Just as executives tend to enjoy better salary packages than the ordinary workforce, so is it often the case that they receive better pension...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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Personal pension schemes—central role in private pensions sectorPersonal pension schemes, in their various forms, play a central and important role in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan

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Equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs)What are guaranteed minimum pensions?Guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) arrived on the pension scene...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Pension rights of spouses and civil partners on member’s deathFORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 20 July 2020, a written ministerial statement was made...
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Transgender issues and pension entitlementThe language used in this Practice Note reflects the language of the relevant statutory material and...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Part-time workers—discrimination issues relating to pensionsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Fixed-term workers—discrimination issues relating to pensionsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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The principles governing the construction of pension trust deeds and rulesThe general principlesIn an ideal world the language and provisions of...
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Produced in partnership with Jennifer Seaman and Elizabeth Grace of Outer Temple Chambers 16th May
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Sex discrimination—the key cases for pension lawyersThis Practice Note considers the key cases in the area of sex discrimination in the context of...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Part-time workers, fixed-term workers and discrimination—the key cases for pension lawyersMany of the leading cases in the area of discrimination and...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Equalisation problems in practice—the key cases for pension lawyersOn 17 May 1990 the European Court of Justice decided, in Barber v Guardian Royal...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Pensions and divorce in ScotlandThis Practice Note provides a high-level summary of pension sharing orders on divorce in Scotland as they relate to...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Miller of Pinsent Masons 16th May
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Privilege in pensionsWhen is privilege relevant?Privilege is the fundamental human right, long established by common law, to withhold/resist/object to...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Age discrimination—the pension exceptions and when they applyExceptions for age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010The general...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Representation of beneficiaries in pensions litigationPensions litigation is often complex and costly, involving numerous parties, raising many and...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May
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Pensions and discrimination—beginners’ guideThis guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th May
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Estoppel and pensionsDevelopment of the doctrine of estoppelEstoppel is the general term frequently given to the equitable doctrine which (broadly...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th May
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Seeking guidance from the court—CPR Part 8 for pension lawyersWhat is CPR Part 8?A claimant may use the CPR Part 8 procedure to seek ‘the court’s...
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Produced in partnership with Gus Baker of Outer Temple Chambers 16th May
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Disability discrimination and pensionsThis Practice Note considers disability discrimination within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) in...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers 16th May
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Pension disputes—beginners’ guideThis guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or unfamiliar...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th May
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Limitation periods in pension claimsWhat are limitation periods?Broadly, a limitation period specifies a time limit within which:•legal proceedings of...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Brown of Outer Temple Chambers 16th May
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Costs and pensions litigationPension scheme disputes—jurisdictions for resolutionThere are three jurisdictions in which disputes relating to pension...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 16th May

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