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August 2023

Employment Law and Pensions (2nd edition)

We are delighted to announce that the new 2nd edition of David Pollard’s book: Employment Law and Pensions has just been published by Bloomsbury Professional.

This is the main text on the market that deals with the intersection of UK pension and employment law issues.

In mathematical terms, this is: Pensions law Employment law.

Since the first edition in 2016, there have been continual changes in the areas dealt with in this book.  New chapters cover:

  • disability discrimination and pensions
  • the definition of pensionable pay in a pension trust
  • Braganza duties on employers
  • whether TUPE transfers third party trust obligations
  • The impact of Brexit on pensions provision in the UK

The new edition also covers the decisions and appeals in several key cases, including:

  • the Supreme Court decisions in:
    • Walker v Innospec (on temporal limitations in discrimination claims);
    • Williams v Swansea University (on disability discrimination); and
    • Times Travel (on economic duress).
  • the Court of Appeal decisions in:
    • IBM Holdings v Dalgleish and Bradbury v BBC (on employer duties);
    • USDAW v Tesco (on contractual limitations);
    • Lord Chancellor v McCloud (on justifying age discrimination); and
    • Hughes v PPF (on limits to PPF compensation).

As before, the book is organised into seven distinct parts dealing, after an overview of pensions law in the UK, with pensions aspects of:

  • Obligations of employers
  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts
  • Employer’s powers
  • Consultation
  • TUPE
  • The cessation of employment

David Pollard is a leading and highly experienced lawyer in the pensions field and related areas. He switched to practice as a barrister at the end of 2017, after 37 years’ practice as a solicitor, including 25 years as a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

David’s previous books published by Bloomsbury include:

  • Corporate Insolvency: Employment and Pension Rights
  • Connected and Associated: Insolvency and Pensions Law, and
  • Pensions, Contracts and Trusts: Legal Issues on Decision Making: applying Braganza

and by Oxford University Press: The Law of Pension Trusts.

For more information and to purchase a copy of Employment Law and Pensions, please click here.

For further details and how to order, see the Bloomsbury flyer.

If you have any questions, please email

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