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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 considers the key cases in the area of sex discrimination in the context of pension schemes. It contains references to case law of...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 16th Jan
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Development of the doctrine of estoppelEstoppel is the general term frequently given to the equitable doctrine which (broadly speaking) provides that...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMESDisputes in relation to a pension schemes can take various forms....
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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This Practice Note considers disability discrimination within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) in the specific context of pensions.What...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers 16th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the evolution of case law determining the extent to which trustees of a trust, including an occupational pension scheme,...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 16th Jan
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This practice note considers the key cases in the rectification of pension scheme documents. While some of the principles have become clear and have...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 16th 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.Disputes in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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Pensions litigation is often complex and costly, involving numerous parties, raising many and varied issues and ultimately concerning substantial sums...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 16th Jan
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 16th 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 15th Jan
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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
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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 8th Jan
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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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Public sector pensions are occupational schemes for employees of central or local government, a nationalised industry or other statutory bodies. They...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 8th 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 8th Jan
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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...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 8th 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 8th Jan
Q&As
Since 2000 (2005 for civil partnerships) the courts have had the power within financial remedy proceedings to make a pension sharing order. Such an...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Are there any cases in which the court considered post-separation and/or premarital acquired pensions?The division of pensions in financial remedy...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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