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Auto-enrolment—the transitional period for DB and hybrid schemes [Archived]ARCHIVED. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As...
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19th May
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The Post-2015 National Health Service Pension SchemeCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: The Coronavirus Act 2020 suspends provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Carney of Shoosmiths 19th May
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Pension bulk transfers—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 19th May
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What does ‘contracting-out’ mean for pension lawyers?Interaction with the additional State pensionBefore 6 April 2016, there were two levels of State...
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19th May
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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 19th May
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Enhanced protectionTHIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total amount of...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Fixed protection 2012 (FP 2012)THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total...
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19th May
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Flexible benefits vs safeguarded benefitsThis Practice Note focuses on the meanings of 'flexible benefit', 'safeguarded benefit' and...
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19th May
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Bridging pensionsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Normal minimum pension age and protected pension ageCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: For the period from 1 March 2020 to 1 November 2020, HMRC granted...
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19th May
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Investment management agreements—trustee considerationsThe management of assets belonging to another person on a discretionary basis is a 'regulated...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scott of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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The Pension Protection Fund—compensationCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: As a result of coronavirus, the PPF decided to make certain changes to its...
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19th May
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How to deal with Beckmann liabilities on a business saleTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Pensions Ombudsman determination trackerThe entries in this tracker are organised by topic, alphabetically. These topics are listed in the Table of...
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19th May
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Auto-enrolment—certification of DC schemesCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 9 April 2020 the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published ‘Automatic enrolment...
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19th May
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Anti-frankingThe conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 19th May

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General principles—pensions in family proceedingsIn proceedings for divorce, nullity, judicial separation or dissolution of a civil partnership, the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 2nd Aug
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The Pension Protection Fund and family proceedingsThe Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was set up by the Pensions Act 2004 (PeA 2004) as a statutory fund...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 2nd Aug
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Can a pension sharing order be expressed by reference to a lump sum rather than a percentage?A pension sharing order must be expressed as a percentage...
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1st Aug
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If there are new pension assets, can these be shared despite there being a clean break in regard to pension sharing?When a married couple divorce, the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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How will the courts approach a pre-marital pension on divorce after a long marriage of over 35 years?Case law examples where pre-marital contributions...
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1st Aug
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Where a pension is already in payment, would a pension attachment order in relation to that pension cease in the event of death or remarriage and...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Pensions on divorce—issues for pension trusteesTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RESPECT OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES ONLYPension attachment and...
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Produced in partnership with David Lockett M.A. (Oxon) 31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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If a pension sharing order is made in divorce proceedings and the recipient of that order is bankrupt, will the bankrupt spouse receive the pension...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Drafting pension orders in family proceedingsStandard financial orders, including in relation to pensions, have been issued as part of the standard...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 31st Jul
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Where a pension sharing order has been made and implemented against a pension arrangement in respect of a spouse from a first marriage, can a pension...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 Group 31st Jul
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Where a pension sharing order was made 15 years ago, and hasn’t yet been implemented, is there a time limit as an extension for implementation?Since...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul

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