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High Court rules that pension schemes are required to equalise benefits for the effect of GMPs

United Kingdom - November 5 2018 In a landmark judgment, the High Court has ruled that pension schemes are required to equalise male and female members' benefits for the effect of...

Tim Smith.

General Counsel Update - November 2017

United Kingdom, European Union, Global, Hong Kong - November 15 2017 There is just a year to go before Brexit negotiations are due to conclude in October or November 2018. The first phase of negotiations, which focuses...

Amy Geddes, John Corrie, Simon Chadney, Leon Chung, Rohan Doyle, Sue Gilchrist, Silke Goldberg, Emily Lew, Clive Cunningham.

“Lightening the load” - is retrospective levelling-down of benefits a safe way to equalise?

United Kingdom, European Union - October 26 2017 The recent decision of the Court of Appeal In Safeway v Newton has thrown open the possibility that a principle to which the pensions industry...

Kris Weber, James Rickards.

IBM v Dalgleish says “reasonable expectations” are just that - but beware the Consultation Regulations, the new ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

United Kingdom - September 28 2017 IBM's emphatic win in the Court of Appeal has been widely acclaimed as a victory for employers seeking to manage their pension liabilities - and...

Michael Aherne, Peter Frost, Andrew Taggart.

British Airways - court finds in favour of trustees' actions on all substantive counts

United Kingdom - May 19 2017 The High Court has today dismissed on all substantive counts the action brought by British Airways against The Trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme...

Antonia Pegden, Paul Lewis.