The High Court’s decision in IBM v Dalgleish considered the duty of good faith owed by employers to their employees and pension scheme members. In the first liability judgment, the Court held that IBM breached this duty when attempting to make changes to its defined benefit pension schemes. A separate hearing was held on the question of how the breaches should be remedied and the second judgment is now available.Read article
In every issue of Builder & Engineer Magazine, they ask a panel of experts for their views on a burning topic. David Gwillim was thrilled to be included in the latest panel.
A Llanelli primary school's sent a warning letter to pupils as young as five about abusive Facebook messages - being posted online by their parents.
The extent to which celebrities exploit their brands through lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals emphasises the commercial value and importance attached to such deals.
Provisions under the Pensions Act have come into force which allow employers to amend the rules of contracted-out defined benefit (“DB”) schemes in light of the imminent cessation of contracting-out on 6 April 2016. The provisions give a statutory override power to employers which means that scheme amendment rules do not have to be complied with when implementing the changes.
In the recent decision of Horton v Henry  EWHC 4209 (Ch) the High Court held that a Bankrupt’s unexercised rights to draw his pension did not represent income to which the Bankrupt was entitled within the meaning of section 310(7) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and so refused to make an Income Payments Order. This contradicted the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson  EWHC 909 (Ch) and has created uncertainty as to which is the correct position. The Horton case is being appealed.
The High Court has held that a bankrupt’s unexercised rights to draw his pension did not represent income to which the bankrupt was entitled and so refused to make an income payments order, contradicting the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson which held that a bankrupt’s right to draw income from a personal pension may be subject to an income payments order even if the individual has yet to draw his pension.
This article provides an essential update for insolvency practitioners on the proposed Insolvency Rules 2015 and the end of the insolvency exemption on Conditional Fee Agreements.
London Irish can today announce the signing of fly-half Andy Goode from Wasps.
The facts surrounding this tragic accident are still being investigated by the Police and the exact cause of the accident is as yet unknown. Everybody's thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those killed and injured. This accident follows what appears to be a similar event in Glasgow at Christmas when another large vehicle went out of control and killed and injured a number of pedestrians.
Blissfully loved-up couples planning on tying the knot this year should change their will to reflect their new circumstances.
London Irish can today confirm the signing of Dominic Waldouck from Northampton Saints.
If good value is not given a better definition in regulations, it is ‘bound to lead to litigation’. Pitmans Trustees Limited said good value is not defined in the DWPs rules on ‘better workplace pensions’.