“The Government Actuary’s Department performed an important proactive role, by producing and from time to time revising the actuarial tables, which was central to the administration and proper operation of the firefighters’ public sector pension scheme, and as such was ‘concerned with the … administration of … the scheme’, within the meaning of section 146(4)(b) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993, as substituted.”
WLR Daily, 22nd July 2013
“Tax avoidance has hit the news again, with Apple currently facing questions from the US Senate about its exploitation of Irish company law loopholes and David Cameron writing to offshore tax havens to push for more transparency over tax rules. As it happens, the High Court has just handed down a ruling in a case which raises many of the same issues.”
UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2013
“Where a company had an agreement with the Ministry of Justice to provide interpreters, including interpreters for criminal proceedings, it was essential that an interpreter was provided on every occasion when one was required. If there was successive non-attendance of an individual interpreter or successive failures in systems a court was entitled to view that as amounting to serious misconduct rendering the company liable for the costs thereby incurred by the Crown Prosecution Service and the defence.”
WLR Daily, 25th March 2013
“Every now and again, there is a Local Government Ombudsman report that seems to go beyond individual instances of maladministration and instead capture something of the zeitgeist. The LGO decision summarised here may well be one of the latter (certainly the Guardian thinks so), as arguably what it shows is a Local Authority prioritising its own administrative concerns over its legal duties in both its policy and the operation of policy. There is also a routine failure to ask the kind of questions that might have meant it had to do more. This on top of a series of administrative failures.”
NearlyLegal, 20th January 2013
“There was no obligation on a local authority to implement recommendations of a local commissioner, nor was it necessary for a local authority to have cogent reasons for refusing to follow such a recommendation; but if a local authority gave reasons for rejecting a recommendation, the court was entitled to examine whether it had taken into account irrelevant considerations or failed to take account of relevant considerations, or its decision was irrational.”
WLR Daily, 10th November 2010
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“The Parliamentary Ombudsman is to investigate complaints of maladministration made against the Legal Services Commission by the Law Society and several law firms over its late claims to recoup payments made on account.”
Law Society’s Gazette, 4th November 2010
“Where the ultimate question to be determined by the Pensions Ombudsman in an investigation differed from the ultimate question which had arisen in previously begun court or employment tribunal proceedings, s 146(6)(a)(i) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 did not preclude an investigation by reason of a factual issue being common to the investigation and to the court or employment tribunal proceedings.”
WLR Daily, 9th March 2009
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