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Overpayments of benefits: when can a beneficiary keep the overpayment?

United Kingdom - August 27 2010 In a perfect world, pension scheme trustees would always pay the correct amount of benefit to the correct beneficiary at the correct time.

Ian Berry, Alison Brown, Ian Gault, Daniel Schaffer, Susanne Wilkins

GN16 and GN28 actuarial certificates withdrawn from 1 October 2011

United Kingdom - October 3 2011 The Board of Actuarial Standards' guidance notes GN16 and GN28 have been withdrawn from 1st October 2011.

Alison Brown, Ian Gault, Daniel Schaffer, Naveed Soomro

Supreme Court clarifies scope of limitation period applicable to claims for ‘dishonest assistance’ in a breach of trust

United Kingdom - March 3 2014 In Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria ([2014] UKSC 10, the Supreme Court has held that the statutory limitation period (under the Limitation Act…

Alison Brown, Samantha Brown, Daniel Schaffer, Naveed Soomro

PE houses and pre-packs - will the Pensions Regulator act?

United Kingdom - October 5 2011 The story of the restructuring of carpet-maker, Brintons has featured in the press recently, with emphasis on the role of Carlyle, one of the world's biggest private equity firms.

Alison Brown, Ian Gault, Daniel Schaffer, Naveed Soomro

IBM not in breach of its good faith duties to employees in refusing to consent to favourable early retirement terms for deferred members

United Kingdom - January 7 2013 In IBM United Kingdom Pensions Trust Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd and others [2012] EWHC 3540 (Ch), the High Court has handed down a supplemental…

Alison Brown, Daniel Schaffer, Naveed Soomro