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Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd v Aecom Limited (High Court) – 1 November 2023

In a case which raised a range of issues, the High Court considered the circumstances in which an agreement could take effect as a deed where it had not been validly executed. The Court found that the agreement should take effect as a deed...

Harber v HMRC (First-tier Tribunal) – 4 December 2023

Introduction In this appeal against an HMRC penalty for “failure to notify” a liability to capital gains tax, it was found that the authorities provided to support the appellant’s case were not genuine judgments but instead had...

The Pensions Ombudsman v CMG Pension Trustees Limited and CGI IT UK Limited (Court of Appeal) – 1 November 2023

The Court of Appeal has found that the Pensions Ombudsman (“TPO”) is not a “competent court” for the purposes of recouping overpayments. Where an overpayment is disputed by the member, trustees must apply to the County Court to...

Mr W (CAS-93568-H0D0): Transfer Regulations (23 October 2023)

Overview Mr W’s complaint that his transfer request had been unnecessarily delayed as a result of the Trustee requiring him to seek specified guidance from Moneyhelper was not upheld by TPO. Background The Occupational and Personal...

Brass Trustees Limited v Goldstone and the PPF (High Court) – 31 July 2023

The High Court has approved a trustee’s decision to issue petitions to wind up the sponsoring employers (“the Sponsor”) of its occupational pension scheme (“the Scheme”). Background The Court has a general jurisdiction to give...

UK GDPR terms explained

Consent Controller Processor Data Subjects Personal Data Personal Data Breach Processing Special Categories of Personal Data Consent   consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of...

Mr H (CAS-33253-W9R0): Complaint regarding discretionary bonuses (28 September 2022)

TPO did not uphold a complaint by Mr H that no discretionary bonuses had been awarded to his section of the scheme since 2015. Under the terms of his section, any bonuses declared by the Trustee were applied to pay increases to pensions....