Arshad Khan comments on scam checks in light of Pensions Ombudsman’s recent decision

Arshad Khan, senior counsel, considers the Pensions Ombudsman’s decision in favour of the pension scheme, in relation to a member’s complaint after transferring into a failed scheme, commenting that this case “shows how important the facts and circumstances are for each of the numerous cases on this subject, which the Pensions Ombudsman has decided or is still yet to decide”.

He says: “It is a rebalancing decision when contrasted and compared with the Northumbria Police Authority (2018) and the Hampshire County Council (2019) decisions, which in very broadly similar cases [the Pensions Ombudsman] found against the scheme and ordered the reinstatement of benefits for the member.”

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