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Webinar recording: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

The recording for our pensions webinar on rectification is now available to watch. Watch Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi consider what evidence needs to be put before the court and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi cover: What evidence needs to be put before the court when the alleged mistake is not referred to in the documents?How does a Claimant go about establishing the necessary mutual intention in such cases?When is a mistake a mistake as to legal effect, and when is it a mistake as to consequences? – how to approach this distinction in pension rectification cases.The use of confidential opinions – how the courts presently view them.How to establish the necessary…

Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 6 Aug, 2021

Watch the Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

Watch a recent webinar by the pensions team and business crime team at Outer Temple Chambers, discussing a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a well received talk on 16th July 2021, focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Two of our finest pensions barristers, Andrew Spink QC and David E. Grant, joined two of our renowned business crime barristers, Michael Bowes QC and Oliver Powell, to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. The Topics Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introductionDavid E Grant: Civil…

Business Crime Webinars, Business Crime, Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2021

Watch the Webinar: OTC and The Pensions Regulator discuss the Pension Schemes Act 2021

Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to host a talk on the Pension Schemes Act 2021 with David Fairs, Executive Director of Policy, Analysis and Advice at The Pensions Regulator. This live virtual talk, hosted by Saul Margo, saw David Fairs cover topics such as the new criminal offences contained in section 107 of the Act, including the concept of “reasonable excuse”, as well as the impact that the pandemic has had and will continue to have on the exercise of TPR’s enforcement powers. After a brief introduction to the Act from David, Saul posed a number of questions by guests in attendance. This Q&A session proved very popular and many questions were answered during the event, providing…

Pensions Webinars, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 14 Apr, 2021

Watch the Webinar: Jennifer Seaman & Nicholas Hill discuss the new Practice Direction 57AC

Jennifer Seaman and Nicholas Hill recently provided a talk on the new Practice Direction 57AC and its Appendix, highlighting key features and discussing practical ways to ensure compliance with the Practice Direction and avoiding sanctions. The new Practice Direction 57AC comes into force on 6 April 2021. It concerns witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts signed on or after 6 April 2021. It will involve a fundamental re-think to how such witness statements are produced. Jennifer and Nick presented a virtual talk recently, aimed at helping commercial and private client practitioners get to grips with the new rules. Watch the webinar; Practice Direction 57AC; Witness Statements About the speakers Jennifer Seaman is a leading…

Pensions Webinars, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 25 Mar, 2021

Watch the Webinar: Indexation and the courts’ recent wrestles with RPI

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with Richard Gibson of Barnett Waddingham LLP to look at the current and future actuarial and legal landscape of inflation. Watch the recorded webinar here. What is the outlook for inflation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and the various government support schemes for businesses? Will there be renewed pressure on schemes to explore options to switch out of RPI-based escalation? A run of cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court since 2012 have confirmed that in principle scheme powers may be available to switch from RPI to CPI, following the lead taken by the State schemes (and the statutory minima for revaluation and LPI increases) in 2010. But these…

Pensions Webinars, Legal Blog & Publications, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2020

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