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Join us to hear from our leading pensions law barristers on Thursday 16th of May 2024 for an afternoon of talks at the second stop of this conference series around the country.

Event: Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Edwardian Manchester for the second stop of our Pensions Law Conference Series

Join us to hear from our leading pensions law barristers on Thursday 16th of May 2024 for an afternoon of talks at the second stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join the Outer Temple’s pensions team for an afternoon of talks, covering all things pensions law on Thursday 16th May 2024. Topics will include: the Avon judgment, section 57 of the Trustee Act 1925, defending contribution notices, and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks, followed by early evening networking drinks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration 1.50pm – 2.00pm – Welcome & Introduction 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Severing the bad from…

Events, News 24 Apr, 2024

Event: Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Bristol Harbourside Hotel for the first stop of our Pensions Law Conference Series

Join us to hear from our leading pensions law barristers on Thursday 18th of April 2024 for an afternoon of talks on pensions law at the first stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join the Outer Temple’s pensions team for an afternoon of talks, covering all things pensions law. Topics will include: the Avon judgment, an update on Pensions Ombudsman cases, defending contribution notices and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea, coffee & pastries on arrival) 1.50pm – 2.00pm – Welcome & Introduction 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Severing the bad from the good: a…

Events, News 14 Mar, 2024

Event: Pensions Law Conference, Manchester. Thursday 8th June 2023

Event: Pensions Law Conference, Manchester. Thursday 8th June 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel, Manchester for an afternoon of pensions law talks at the next stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers in Manchester for the next stop of our Pensions Law Conference 2023 series. Topics will include: an actuary’s role in Section 67 certification, age discrimination and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, the presumption of regularity, and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea and coffee on arrival)2pm – Consultation with the scheme actuary and Section 67 Certification. Where has Mitchells & Butler left Us?2.30pm –…

Events 18 May, 2023

Event: Pensions Law Conference, Bristol. Thursday 18th May 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Marriott Delta Hotel, Bristol for an afternoon of pensions law talks at the first stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers in Bristol for the first stop of our Pensions Law Conference 2023 series. Topics will include: an actuary’s role in Section 67 certification, age discrimination and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, the presumption of regularity, and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea and coffee on arrival)2pm – Consultation with the scheme actuary and Section 67 Certification. Wherehas Mitchells & Butler left Us?Lydia Seymour &…

Events 4 Apr, 2023

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…

Webinars & Recordings 6 Aug, 2021

Webinar invitation: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

You are invited to join the Outer Temple Chambers’s pensions team for a webinar on rectification, looking at what evidence you need and some of the pitfalls to be avoided. The speakers at this event, Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi, will 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 subjective intention of the…

Events 27 Jul, 2021

Contractual rectification – where are we now?

Michael Uberoi explores where we are with contractual rectification in light of FHSC Group Holdings Limited v GLAS Trust Corporation Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1361. It has now been a little over a year since Leggatt LJ (as he then was) gave the Court of Appeal’s judgment in FHSC Group Holdings Limited v GLAS Trust Corporation Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1361, which altered the test for common intention when one party seeks to rectify a contract as a result of what it alleges was a mistake which was common to both parties. The (high level) test for rectification means any party must demonstrate (i) that the parties had a common intention, which (ii) by mistake was not recorded in the…

Legal Blogs 23 Oct, 2020

Practical Law (Pensions); “Univar v Smith; first contested pensions rectification trial in 8 years”

Judgment was recently handed down by the High Court in Univar v Smith & Ors. Michael Uberoi’s article looking at some of the key issues in the judgment has been published in Practical Law (Pensions). Univar v Smith & Ors [2020] EWHC 1596 (Ch) was the first contested application for the rectification of pension scheme documentation for over eight years, and was also the first judgment by the High Court to apply the Court of Appeal’s new, subjective test for rectification, as declared by Leggatt LJ in FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v GLAS [2019] EWCA Civ 1361. The 15 day trial involved cross-examination of over a dozen trustee and company witnesses who were the relevant decision-makers for the scrutinised Deed,…

News 11 Sep, 2020

Second Court of Appeal Judgment in Safeway’s long running pensions equalisation case

On 13 July 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down its second judgment in Safeway Ltd v Newton (previously [2017] EWCA Civ 1482]) concerning the date on which the Normal Pension Ages applicable under the Safeway Pension Scheme were equalised at 65. Safeway Limited v 1) Andrew Newton 2) SPTL [2020] EWCA Civ 869: equalisation pursuant to section 62 Pensions Act 1995 The Court of Appeal held that section 62 Pensions Act 1995 went further than Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome and was an effective measure to close the Barber window. The Background On 1 December 1991 it was announced to Scheme members that Normal Pension Ages (NPAs) would henceforth be 65 years for men and women. On…

News 13 Jul, 2020

Outer Temple Chambers join a panel of experts for the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings Scheme Seminar

The DIFC has issued its proposals for replacing the existing end of service gratuity regime with a mandatory workplace savings schemes into which employers must (and employees may) contribute. Following the announcement by the DIFC Authority to introduce the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings Scheme (DEWS) on Wednesday 1 January 2020, Jersey Finance in association with the Outer Temple Chambers and Stephenson Harwood will hold a two-hour seminar during which the new proposed structure, the DEWS draft legislation, employers’ options in terms of providers, and some practical recommendations for DIFC businesses will be discussed. On Monday 18th November, members of Outer Temple Chambers (drafters of the legislation) alongside a panel of experts from the DIFC Authority and Stephenson Harwood law will…

News 14 Nov, 2019

Safeway Ltd v Newton: Advocate General delivers Opinion in equalisation case

Today, Advocate General Tanchev handed down his Opinion at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg, in Case C-171/18 Safeway Ltd v (1) Andrew Richard Newton and (2) Safeway Pension Trustees Ltd (a preliminary reference from the Court of Appeal). The case concerns the methods by which men and women’s pension ages can be equalised under a pension scheme. The scheme contained a power of amendment that permitted retrospective adverse amendments to rights. The material events occurred prior to the coming into force of section 67 of the Pensions Act 1995. The reference asks whether EU law permits equalisation to be achieved during the Barber  window by retrospectively reducing the rights of the advantaged class where those rights were…

News 27 Mar, 2019

Outer Temple Chambers wins prestigious STEP Private Client Award

Outer Temple Chambers has won the Chambers of the Year category at the STEP Private Client Awards, which took place last night in London. Held by STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, the Awards are highly regarded as a celebration of excellence across the private client world. All entries go through a rigorous, practitioner-led judging process to select the best in the industry. The Chambers of the Year category had a strong set of finalists, with Outer Temple Chambers beating New Square Chambers, Old Square Tax Chambers, St John’s Chambers, and Wilberforce Chambers to the prize. The Judges said: ‘This modern, progressive chambers delivers a fresh and innovative approach to staff and clients. In particular…

News 8 Nov, 2018

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