What’s on the horizon for pensions litigation in 2020?

2019 was a busy year for pension litigators, with key judgments being handed down in a number of significant cases, including Safeway v Newton (validity of retrospective equalisation of normal pension age), Granada UK Rental & Retail Ltd v The Pensions Regulator (validity of financial support direction) and BIC v Burgess (validity of amendment of … Read more

Pensions Planner – December 2019

The latest edition of our Pensions Planner is now available to help you plan for 2020 and beyond. Click on the image below to download your copy. The Planner and our handy timeline will help you keep track of the latest developments in pensions law and practice and identify the key pensions issues that your … Read more

Pension disputes bulletin – October 2019

Welcome to the first edition of our new quarterly pension disputes bulletin. In these bulletins we will report on key cases, Ombudsman determinations and regulatory activity and identify emerging risks for pension schemes, sponsors, administrators and other service providers. In this edition we cover: key developments in relation to pension transfers and GMP equalisation recent … Read more

PASA issues guidance on how to implement GMP equalisation

PASA has today issued guidance, drafted by the Equalisation Working Group, which outlines methods that schemes could use to implement GMP equalisation. The guidance also addresses some of the tricky issues that are likely to arise on most GMP equalisation projects including what to do about: past transfers in “no further liability” cases (i.e. where … Read more

Top 10 reasons for Pensions Ombudsman complaints in 2018/19 revealed

The Pensions Ombudsman’s annual report for 2018/19 shows that the number of pension related complaints continues to rise, with 1,538 new investigations opened by the Ombudsman in the past year (a 5% increase on the previous year). The top 10 reasons for new complaints remains largely unchanged from 2017/18, although the order has changed. However, … Read more

Podcast: Pensions de-risking Ep2: Buy-outs and GMP equalisation

Listen to our latest pensions de-risking podcast (12 mins) as Rachel Pinto, Pensions Partner discusses the implications of GMP equalisation for pension scheme buy-outs with Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring, Pension Insurance Corporation. In the discussion, Uzma shares her views on: how buy-out insurers are approaching the issue of GMP equalisation how GMP equalisation … Read more