The legal issues surrounding pensions can be some of the most complex and challenging to navigate.
The ever-changing regulatory landscape makes compliance an uphill task.
Although pensions remain enormously important for both employers and individuals, employers have to control their overall pension costs, including their legal expenditure.
If you are a corporate or a pension scheme trustee you will get practical solutions for UK pension issues when you work with our multidisciplinary team. Our team can support you on a wide range of issues including:
- pension scheme arrangements including DB, DC, cash balance, master trusts and personal pension arrangements;
- negotiations with Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund and interactions with the Department of Work and Pensions and HM Treasury;
- auto-enrolment requirements and the taxation of pensions; and
- pension disputes
We also have particular expertise in the charity sector, through our work with individual charities and the Charity Finance Directors' Group.
As your trusted advisers, we can help you to deal with issues quickly and effectively, and to budget. Every team member takes the time to fully understand your objectives and the role this plays within the bigger picture. We use this knowledge to give sensible, solutions-orientated advice - produced in a clear, concise way.
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Michael Jones quoted by CDR Magazine on the criminal provisions within the Pension Schemes Act 2021
Michael underlines the importance of sponsoring employers engaging in a dialogue with the scheme and TPR.
New Criminal Offences – Pensions Regulator’s Approach
Tom and Esther take a look at the Pensions Regulator's recently published guidance on their new powers
Jessica Arrol Caws
New climate-related disclosure rules proposed for asset managers, life insurers and regulated pension providers
The EAT has held that “gender critical” beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010
The EAT has held that “gender critical” beliefs come within the definition of philosophical belief under the Equality Act
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Avicenna Group on duo of pharmacy group acquisitions
The acquisition takes Avicenna to a total of 135 pharmacy branches.
Towards a new RPI - good news or bad?
Are you preparing for your retirement?
Saving the world – investing for a cause - can pension trustees do so?
This briefing is reviewing what financial considerations to make when deciding on an investment strategy.
Pensions and divorce
Notice to T2 Employers: updated sponsor guidance
The Sponsor guidance Appendix D: Keeping records for Sponsorship was updated on 06 August 2019.
Local Government Pension Scheme: Fair Deal Ahoy
New LGPS policy heaves into view with the Government’s latest consultation on changes to LGPS participation arrangements.
Social impact and environmental, social and governance factors in investment: pension trustees’ duties and listening to the membership
We explore the Government's recent consultation looking at ESG factors in pension trustee investment.
Investing “to do well and to do good”: what can pension trustees do without personal liability for breach of trust
Occupational pension scheme trustees should take into account all financially material factors when making investment decisions.
The Wedgwood pension scheme
Michael Jones analyses the Wedgwood pension scheme and the case of the disappearing museum...