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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
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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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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RESPECT OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES ONLYPension attachment and pension sharing orders were extended to cover the...
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Produced in partnership with David Lockett of Actuaries for Lawyers 9th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the various types of public sector pension schemes and specific factors to take into account when dealing with such...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 6th Apr
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The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was set up by the Pensions Act 2004 (PeA 2004) as a statutory fund to pay compensation to members of certain...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 6th Apr
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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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1st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out different types of overseas pension plans and their features as well as valuation, procedural and enforcement issues that...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 1st Apr
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Prescribed valuation methodWhether a pension is to be the subject of offsetting, attachment or sharing, the prescribed method of valuation is the cash...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 1st Apr
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Parties to divorce or dissolution proceedings will have to think carefully about the various insurance products that they hold either individually or...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 30th Mar
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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 30th Mar
Practice notes
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 23rd Mar
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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 23rd Mar
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In proceedings for divorce, nullity, judicial separation or dissolution of a civil partnership, the court has the power to redistribute the benefits...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 10th Mar
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This Practice Note provides a high-level summary of pension sharing orders on divorce in Scotland as they relate to defined benefit pension schemes....
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Produced in partnership with Claire Miller of Pinsent Masons 9th Mar
Precedents
1IntroductionThis letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceedings between...
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14th Feb
Q&As
A pension sharing order must be expressed as a percentage of the pension arrangement’s cash equivalent (CE) value—it is not possible to fix an amount...
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13th Feb
Practice notes
Unlike pension sharing orders, there is no complex implementation process for pension attachment orders, see: Pensions—financial remedy...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 17th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 17th Jan
Practice notes
Standard financial orders, including in relation to pensions, have been issued as part of the standard orders project, see Practice Note: Standard...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 17th Jan
Q&As
When a married couple divorce, the court has wide-ranging powers to divide up the matrimonial assets, regardless of whose name they are in....
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on:•the old state pension scheme for those reaching state retirement age prior to 6 April 2016, and•the new state...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 8th Jan

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