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Pensions Lectures 2019 #2

Wednesday 12 June 2019 (1.0 CPD)
6.30pm - 7.30pm followed by drinks

58VE, 58 Victoria Embankment, Temple, London EC4Y 0DS

Wilberforce Chambers invites you to our latest series of lectures by pension law practitioners on current topics of particular interest to pensions lawyers. Wilberforce has a well-established reputation in the field of pensions law, due in large part to the late Edward Nugee QC, to whose memory these lectures are dedicated. Each lecture will take place on the top floor of 58VE on Victoria Embankment and will be followed by drinks with spectacular views over London and the Thames.

Lecture 2

Aspects of the Braganza duties: Review of employer and trustee decisions
David Pollard, Bobby Friedman and Tara Taylor

This session will look at the impact of the duties on decision making in relation to pension schemes by both employers and trustees following the seminal Supreme Court decision in Braganza v BP Shipping. How should decisions be made? When can decisions be reviewed in the courts? How can decisions be attacked? The talk will examine:

  • The scope of the duty: when does it apply and how does it work? What are its limitations?
  • The scope of the test for reviewing a decision based on its outcome – perversity etc
  • The duty to consider “relevant factors”. How are these analysed? Is it all relevant factors? How does it tie in with the duty of care?

The full programme can be downloaded here. To register your interest or if you have any queries, please email seminars@wilberforce.co.uk.