Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell to sue Sir Philip Green – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2018 in company directors, insolvency, news, pensions by tracey

‘Former BHS owner Dominic ­Chappell plans to sue Sir Philip Green and contest a proposed boardroom ban in a bid to repair his “tarnished ­reputation” and resurrect his career.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2018

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Former BHS owner Chappell faces boardroom ban but Sir Philip Green escapes sanction over collapse – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2018 in company directors, financial regulation, insolvency, news, pensions, sanctions by tracey

‘Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell will be banned from serving as company director for up to 15 years over his role in the the high street chain’s collapse, while its previous owner Sir Philip Green will escape any sanction. The Insolvency Service said that the retail mogul Sir Philip, who sold BHS to thrice bankrupt Mr Chappell little over a year before its demise for £1, will not face further action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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FCA crackdown on dodgy pensions advice after thousands of people hit by scandal – The Independent

Posted March 27th, 2018 in financial advice, financial regulation, news, pensions by tracey

‘The City watchdog has announced measures to deal with an “erupting pensions mis-selling scandal”, but MPs say the plans do not go far enough to protect people’s savings.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2018

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Enforcement against Pensions in Financial Remedies Cases: the neglected option – Family Law Week

Posted February 14th, 2018 in enforcement, financial provision, news, pensions by michael

“Joseph Rainer, barrister, Queen Elizabeth Building highlights the availability and effectiveness of the Blight v Brewster method to enforce a financial remedy order.”

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Family Law Week, 12th February 2018

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High Court backs employer in dispute over closure of Wedgwood defined benefit pension scheme – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2018 in employment, news, pensions by sally

‘Employers in the Wedgwood Group Pension Plan validly closed the scheme to future accrual and ended the link between benefits and final salary in 2006, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2018

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Government accused of “pulling its punches” over PI cold-calling ban – Legal Futures

‘The government was accused yesterday of “pulling its punches” and “shilly shallying” over introducing a ban on cold-calling for personal injury (PI) claims.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2018

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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell found guilty in pension case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 12th, 2018 in disclosure, news, pensions, prosecutions by tracey

‘The former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell, was today found guilty of refusing to provide vital documents to the pensions watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2018

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Government fights back in judges’ pension row – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2017 in appeals, employment tribunals, judiciary, news, pensions by sally

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the government’s challenge to a ruling that its transitional pension arrangements for 210 judges amount to unlawful age discrimination.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th December 2017

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Advocate general backs UK pensioner in gender recognition pension case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 7th, 2017 in EC law, married persons, news, pensions, transsexuals by sally

‘A UK law requirement that a transgender woman annul her marriage before she is entitled to a full gender recognition certificate is unlawful to the extent that it impacts on state pension entitlement, an EU legal adviser has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th December 2017

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Regulators toughen expectations on financial services firms’ Brexit preparations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 29th, 2017 in EC law, financial regulation, insurance, news, pensions by sally

‘The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has warned UK financial firms that they should not rely on leniency from local regulators in the EU if the UK exits the trading bloc without a deal on the cross-border provision of financial services provision in place.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th November 2017

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Court rejects call by council for pensions set-off from officer convicted of fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 27th, 2017 in equity, fraud, interpretation, local government, London, news, ombudsmen, pensions, regulations by sally

‘The High Court has rejected a London borough’s bid to set off the pension benefits of a former senior finance officer who defrauded the council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th November 2017

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Peers warn of low morale in judiciary and call for greater diversity – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, select committees by tracey

‘The dilapidated state of some courts, a shortage of support staff and heavy administrative burdens are depressing the judiciary’s morale, a parliamentary report has warned.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Judiciary needs a pay rise – says senior judge on £200k salary – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration by tracey

‘The judiciary needs a pay rise, a senior judge paid more than £200,000 a year has said. Lord Justice Gross, who sits in the Court of Appeal, made the comments in a speech to the Institute of Maritime Law on Wednesday. He said: “No one goes into the Judiciary to make money. But there comes a point when pay is so far out of line with the private sector market that it endangers recruitment – of the very best – and retention. There is a danger in relying unduly on goodwill.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2017

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Valuing pension rights on divorce – Family Law

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by sally

‘Pension rights in divorce or dissolution settlements can often amount to the largest asset after the equity in the family home. Professional advisers therefore need to pay close attention to this aspect of the ‘family estate’. This article discusses valuation issues in order to provide a basis for a negotiated settlement which reflects the capital value in present-day terms of the pension rights of one or both parties and identifies areas in which solicitors may need help from forensic accountants.’

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Family Law, 20th October 2017

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UK pensions scheme calls on FCA to limit pensions freedoms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 21st, 2017 in consumer protection, financial regulation, news, pensions by sally

‘The UK’s state-backed pensions scheme, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), has asked for limits to be put on pensions freedoms to protect its members from losing retirement savings.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th September 2017

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Pensions Regulator launches landmark prosecution over auto-enrolment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 12th, 2017 in employment, news, pensions, prosecutions by tracey

‘A bus company that allegedly deliberately avoided enrolling staff into a workplace pension scheme is being prosecuted by the UK’s Pensions Regulator.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2017

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Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2017 in bills, electronic mail, fraud, news, pensions, telecommunications by sally

‘A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2017

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‘Professional’ trustees likely to receive higher penalties for wrongdoing, says Pensions Regulator – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2017 in enforcement, news, penalties, pensions, trusts by sally

‘Pension scheme trustees that are considered to be ‘professional trustees’ can expect higher penalties for wrongdoing, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2017

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EU Law provides Pension Equality – UK Human Rights Blog

‘EU Equality law had its moment in the sun in the week after London Pride with the UK Supreme Court Judgment in the case of Walker v Innospec.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th July 2017

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Man wins equal pension rights for husband at supreme court – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2017 in homosexuality, married persons, news, pensions by sally

‘A gay former cavalry officer has won a legal battle to provide his husband with equal pension rights in a landmark discrimination case at the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2017

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