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Pension case repercussions reviewed by Richard Hitchcock QC & Jennifer Seaman

The starting point of the authors’ review is Mrs Justice Asplin’s decision in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd [2015] EWHC 448 (Ch), which contains useful guidance on how to approach a trustee’s fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries.

Richard and Jennifer outline that Merchant Navy is a example of how a case arising in a pensions context has consequences for the development and practice of general trust law. Their analysis focusses on what is the ‘best interests’ principle and in what circumstances a court will bless a course of action taken by a trustee.

To read the article written by Richard and Jennifer and to find out more about the case itself, please see Trusts & Trustees.

News 7 Apr, 2016


Richard Hitchcock QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2014

Jennifer Seaman

Call: 2007

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