Spring 2018 - Pensions Case Law Update

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Linklaters Dispute Resolution Group’s Pensions Case Law Update.

The aim of this publication is to provide a look back and commentary on recent cases that have come before the courts and to look ahead to some of the key decisions on the horizon.

This edition looks at topics including:

  • What level of award will the Ombudsman make for distress and inconvenience?
  • How does the PPF compensation cap apply to transferred in benefits?

  • When can an employer set off the proceeds of fraud against a member’s pension benefits?

  • Can a scheme be validly equalised by an announcement to members?

  • Has RPI become inappropriate?

  • Does a prohibition on amendments prejudicially affecting the ‘rights of any member’ include the right to future accrual?

  • Where scheme changes are introduced, will transitional provisions based on age, be age discrimination?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the issues mentioned below or indeed any contentious issues on which the Linklaters Pension Dispute Resolution Group may be able to assist.

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