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Supreme Court abolishes expert immunity
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2011

The UK Supreme Court last week handed down judgment abolishing the immunity expert witnesses have enjoyed for over 400 years.


Overpayments of benefits: when can a beneficiary keep the overpayment?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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.


High Court rules on limitation periods for the Pensions Ombudsman
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2009

In ARJO Wiggins Limited v Ralph, the High Court considered whether the Pensions Ombudsman could consider a complaint which would have been statute barred if the same complaint had been made in court proceedings.


Review of recent cases
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2009

The Summer has witnessed the publication of several interesting pensions cases, covering such issues as the status of a defined benefit pension within a remuneration package, the ambit of Trustee Act protection against claims by unknown beneficiaries and the extent to which scheme provisions should be interpreted purposively.



Ian Gault
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP