The 2016/17 Pensions Schemes Bill, which had its first reading on 19 October, has set out new legislation that master trusts will require authorisation from the Pensions Regulator to operate.Read article
Mark Symons has featured in the Cyber Security Practitioner with his article on the report 'Protecting information across government', published by the UK National Audit Office.
Pitmans has appointed Andrew R E T Murray as a private client partner based in our office in the Royal Exchange, London.
Former Pitmans Property Partner David Carr has re-joined the firm as a Consultant.
Pitmans Managing Partner, John Hutchinson, advised Ridgeway throughout the group’s July 2016 acquisition by Marshall Motors Group in the third largest deal of its kind in the UK ever. He has been operating in the market for over 20 years, working with clients including Bentley, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar Land Rover.
Pitmans was delighted to award Gamma with the Business of the Year trophy at the Thames Valley Business Awards 2016.
William Richmond-Coggan was elected as chair of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) last month, and has begun his tenancy by fighting back against Michael Gove’s comments that the service of solicitor advocates is ‘second-class’ compared to that of the criminal Bar.
The Court of Appeal has affirmed that the Trustees of the Barnardo’s pension scheme cannot switch from RPI to CPI when determining annual increases to pensions in payment and revaluation.
Pitmans has advised Specialist Journeys Limited on three acquisitions within the last four months.
With more than 350 people reportedly affected by the outbreak of Norovirus at Wahaca, the Mexican restaurant chain is facing a Public Health England enquiry and temporary restaurant closures. With bells ringing of the infamous outbreak of the same illness at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant, Pitmans partner Alan Davies, a member of Pitmans hospitality and leisure sector team, provides some advice on how best to handle food poisoning occurrences.
The 2016 Chambers and Partners results has seen Pitmans excel with 14 practice area rankings and 21 individual partner rankings.
A recent case has made clear that liquidators cannot recover their “investigation/management” costs in a wrongful trading claim.
The Thames Valley is one of the most economically vibrant and well connected communities in the UK according to the Thames Valley Chamber’s first Inward Investment Report.