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    Trust me, I’m a dolphin!

    Joseph Steadman has written an article in which he considers McHale v Dunlop, a recent claim for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, arising from the loss of pension assets transferred into a SSAS and invested in an overseas investment... Read more

    By Joseph Steadman
    Thursday 13 June 2024

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    McCloud Costs Directions: BMA v HM Treasury

    Edward Sawyer has written an article in which he discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision in BMA v HM Treasury, which upheld the validity of directions made by the Treasury to charge members rather than taxpayers with the costs of... Read more

    By Edward Sawyer
    Thursday 16 May 2024

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    Lessons from the PO on recoupment and overpayments

    Ram Lakshman has written an article in which he considers the important Pensions Ombudsman determination relating to the BIC UK Pension Scheme, concerning the recoupment of overpaid benefits from future pension instalments. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC‘s... Read more

    By Ram Lakshman
    Thursday 2 May 2024

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    The pro-rating of pensions increases

    Paul Newman KC has written an article in which he considers whether the pro-rating of annual non-statutory increases to pensions in payment for only part of a year can be read into a scheme that makes no express provision for... Read more

    By Paul Newman KC
    Thursday 25 April 2024

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    Pension crimes, fines and insolvency practitioners

    David Pollard has written an article about the relevance of the recent Supreme Court decision in R (Palmer) – in which it was held that an administrator was not in the class of persons liable to prosecution under the Trade... Read more

    By David Pollard
    Thursday 18 April 2024

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    Wilberforce shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2024

    We are delighted to announce that Wilberforce Chambers has been shortlisted at this year’s The Lawyer Awards for Chambers of the Year! Winners will be announced on Tuesday 18th June at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel. We are incredibly... Read more

    Friday 12 April 2024

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    Climate Change and Investment Duties: a Prisoner’s Dilemma?

    James McCreath has written an article on the recent FMLC report on pension trustees and fiduciary duties. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC‘s website pensionsbarrister.com. Read the full article

    By James McCreath
    Thursday 29 February 2024

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    Newell Trustees Ltd v Newell Rubbermaid UK Services Ltd

    Edward Sawyer has written a casenote on the recent Newell decision, which provides a fresh insight into the effect of Courage provisos on the conversion of DB benefits to DC. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC‘s website... Read more

    By Edward Sawyer
    Monday 5 February 2024

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    Wilberforce Chambers features twice in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals of 2024

    We are delighted to announce that Wilberforce Chambers appears in two of The Lawyer’s Top 10 appeals of 2024, identifying this year’s most-talked-about disputes in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Annington Property v The Secretary of State for... Read more

    Monday 5 February 2024

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    Recent Cases

    Judgment handed down in Newell Trustees Ltd v Newell Rubbermaid UK Services Ltd

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    Paul Newman KC | Thomas Robinson
    Tuesday 23 January 2024

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    Judgment handed down in Avon Cosmetics v Dalriada Trustees and ors

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    Paul Newman KC
    Monday 22 January 2024

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    Four wins for Wilberforce at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023

    We are absolutely delighted to have picked up four awards at last night’s Chambers UK Bar Awards! We are proud to announce that Wilberforce Chambers won the highly coveted ‘Set of the Year‘ award, as well as ‘Chancery Set of... Read more

    Friday 1 December 2023

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