17th July 2015

The Emperor’s new wearables

Once there lived a foolish emperor who was incredibly powerful and fabulously wealthy. Like many fabulously wealthy people, he was also an early adopter of new technology. He had a phone that monitored his heart rate; an RFID medallion that opened his doors automatically when he came near; glasses that enabled him to view emails without looking at a screen; and a smartwatch that… well, no one was quite sure what that was for, but it looked really cool.

14th July 2015

Legal Briefing: Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013

The Defamation Act 2013, and the accompanying Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013, have both now been in force for around eighteen months. Yet the operation and effect of the regulations still seem to be imperfectly understood, causing considerable confusion for complainants in relation to website postings, and exposing website operators to the serious consequences of failure to comply with the regulations' provisions.

24th June 2015

Lord Digby Jones to present Solent Business Awards

Lord Digby Jones, former director general of the CBI and Minister of State for Trade and Investment, will be guest of honour and keynote speaker at this year’s inaugural Solent Business Awards.

Posted by Pitmans on 24th June 2015 in Firm News

17th June 2015

Pensions Newsletter - June 2015

The new pensions flexibilities offer freedom and choice to members of both DB and DC schemes. Trustees should continue to review their schemes and consider how members may wish to take advantage of the freedoms.

12th June 2015

Pensions Ombudsman - Harrison (PO-3184): Pension Liberation

In a recent decision that went against Prudential, the Ombudsman has ruled that a deferred member of a personal pension scheme should have been allowed to exercise his contractual right under the scheme rules to transfer his pension fund to an occupational pension scheme in circumstances where the transfer was not an unauthorised payment.