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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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 DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note looks at the alternative methods available to...
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9th Nov
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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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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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Date: [insert date](1)[Name of Former Principal Employer](2)[Names of Trustees](3)[Name of the New Principal Employer]Deed of Substitution of...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 12th Jan
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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov
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The conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum pension (GMP)...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 12th Jan
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The following pension clauses set out the pensions information to be included in an employment contract, depending on the type of...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan

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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...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 27th Jan
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The current position and how we got hereAs in other areas of discrimination law which apply to pension schemes, the law on sex discrimination has been...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 27th Jan
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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27th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 27th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 26th Jan
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The language used in this Practice Note reflects the language of the relevant statutory material and previous decided cases, which is binary and to...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 25th Jan
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Many of the leading cases in the area of discrimination and part-time workers have been concerned with issues of sex discrimination. They are...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 25th Jan
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This Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down on or before 31...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 25th Jan
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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 guide...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 25th Jan
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This Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down on or before 31...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 22nd Jan
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Age discrimination—the statutory frameworkStatutory provisions prohibiting age discrimination were first introduced into English law in 2006 as a...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 22nd Jan
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What is objective justification?Under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), there is prima facie indirect discrimination if A applies a provision,...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 22nd Jan
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Exceptions for age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010The general non-discrimination rule for occupational pension schemes in the section 61 of...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 22nd Jan
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 20 July 2020, a written ministerial statement was made announcing that changes will be made to the Teachers’ Pension...
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22nd Jan
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This Practice Note considers the implications of the case Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats v Conseil des Ministres (the Test-Achats...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 21st Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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20th Jan
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Objective justification is a phrase most often encountered as shorthand for the process of showing that a provision, criterion or practice (PCP),...
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20th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with David Lockett of Actuaries for Lawyers 20th Jan
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This Practice Note explains what a pension sharing order is within family proceedings and sets out which pension interests can be shared and which...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 17th Jan
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On proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension resources between the parties...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 17th Jan

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