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A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Government Actuary’s Department is administrator

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 27 2012

The High Court has decided the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) is a scheme administrator and may be liable for acts of maladministration

Courts hold move to CPI is lawful

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 5 2012

What have the courts been looking at?

Indexation: lawful index switch and potential scrapping

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2012

Following a challenge brought by a number of unions, the High Court ruled in December 2011 that the Government had acted lawfully in deciding to increase public sector pensions in line with the Consumer Prices Index (“CPI”) rather than the Retail Prices Index (“RPI”

Public sector pensions lead to public and private sectors strikes can you stop it?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 19 2011

An employer has a contract with its employees

Expected future changes

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 4 2011

Various proposals for reform of employment law are currently the subject of Government consultation

Reduction of benefits payable under Civil Service Compensation Scheme did not breach civil servants' ECHR property rights

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2011

In another of a line of recent cases arising from decisions on the allocation of resources following the Government's spending review, the High Court has rejected a judicial review challenge to amendments made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

Unfair dismissal and pension loss

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2010

The case illustrates the approach to be followed by a tribunal when using the Guidance to Tribunals on Assessment on Compensation for Pension Loss in making the decision as to whether it is a simplified the substantial loss approach which should be followed

Backdating ill-health benefits

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2009

In the case of Hamilton -v- Monmouthshire County Council the High Court upheld a determination of the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that ill-health benefits from the Local Government Pension Scheme could not usually be backdated to a date earlier than the date of the member's election for a pension