Sackers comments on court ruling reigniting fight to clawback overpaid pensions

Peter Murphy, Head of Litigation comments in the FTAdviser on a ruling from the High Court, which determines there is no time limitation for DB pension schemes to recover overpaid benefits.

However, this contradicts a previous High Court ruling from 2016, which said a scheme could not claim back overpayments made more than six years before a recognised cut-off date.

People trying to deal with overpayments will have to recognise that there are two conflicting decisions and they will need to somehow find a practical solution despite that legal uncertainty.

Read the full article in the FTAdviser.


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