Pensions Law

Pensions is already one of the most complex and technical areas of the law. And with new legislation, the advent of auto-enrolment and a move towards defined contribution schemes, it’s about to become even more challenging.

LexisPSL Pensions guides you through the complex web of pensions legislation and case law and helps you keep up with the latest changes.

Our concise practice notes give you an expert view in a few pages – with clear explanations of the legal principles, practical tips from specialists with first-hand experience and direct links to all of the key legislation, cases, guidance and commentary you need (including Pensions Ombudsman Determinations, the Registered Pension Schemes Manual and extracts from Tolley’s Pensions Law Service).

News alerts and updates also make it easy for you to see what’s on the horizon.

Easy to use and navigate, LexisPSL Pensions helps you with the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of pensions law, freeing up more time for valuable client work.

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Interaction with the additional State pensionBefore 6 April 2016, there were two levels of State pension provision:•the basic State pension—this was a...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by a resolution dated 20 January 1983 as...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 12th Jan
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This guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or unfamiliar with pensions law.THIS PRACTICE NOTE...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Bridging pensions—backgroundBridging pensions are a form of pension provided by some (but not all) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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When trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe application is the best...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 12th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note applies to business sales which are subject to the Transfer...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
Precedents
Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note looks at the alternative methods available to...
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9th Nov
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note looks at the disclosure requirements that were applicable to trustees (or...
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9th Nov
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Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the pension provision that went with that job. An...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. 12th Jan
Precedents
Date: [insert date](1)[Name of Former Principal Employer](2)[Names of Trustees](3)[Name of the New Principal Employer]Deed of Substitution of...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 12th Jan
Precedents
Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov
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The conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum pension (GMP)...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 12th Jan
Precedents
The following pension clauses set out the pensions information to be included in an employment contract, depending on the type of...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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29th Jan
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Cases to be heardThe cases listed below are expected to be heard on the below dates.DateCaseCourt Further information2 March 2021Adams v Options...
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29th Jan
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Objective justification is a phrase most often encountered as shorthand for the process of showing that a provision, criterion or practice (PCP),...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 29th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Through Pension Schemes Newsletter 118 and Pension Schemes Newsletter 121, HMRC announced that it will cancel penalties...
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Produced in partnership with Sean McNulty of Blake Morgan 29th Jan
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This Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down on or before 31...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 29th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the implications of the case Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats v Conseil des Ministres (the Test-Achats...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the general...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the approach to...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
Q&As
This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
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29th Jan
Precedents
The training materials are customisable.Click the links below to download the training presentation and speaker notes.Contents•What is the EU...
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29th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 29th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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29th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Ahkong and Annie Du of Deloitte LLP 29th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 29th Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Chile; China; Costa Rica; Denmark; France;...
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29th Jan
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The position of a personal pension on bankruptcyA bankrupt’s estate automatically vests in the official receiver (or an insolvency practitioner if...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 29th Jan

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