Pension schemes have been forced to rethink and reshape by the courts over the last 20 years. James Phillips looks back at the most impactful cases
2016 was a big year for pensions in the courts, but the coming months already have a number of potentially game-changing cases lined up. James Phillips explores the cases to watch
In the fourth and final part of our pensions timeline PP Online looks at what happened in pensions between October and December.
This week's biggest stories included coverage of the final day of the landmark British Airways case in the High Court, PP's definitive list of the top pension schemes in the UK, and the government revealing details on its 2017 auto-enrolment review.
This year has been a tumultuous one for pensions but Helen Morrissey believes we need to take the time to learn lessons from what has happened.
A victory for trustees in a landmark High Court battle would result in employers being scared to agree to recovery plans, the lawyer for British Airways (BA) has argued.
The Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees were "entirely reasonable" when including £55m annual recovery payments and a £250m contingent payment in their discretionary increase framework, their lawyer has said.
This week the High Court heard the BA trustees' actions led to corrosion of role and responsibility, while the industry welcomed plans to crack down on fraudulent transfers.
Trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) could have awarded a discretionary increase without amending the scheme rules, their lawyer has told the High Court.
Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees' misunderstanding of the purpose of a defined benefit (DB) scheme was not consistent with regulation and produced "absurd results", British Airways' (BA) lawyer has told the High Court.
Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees did not have the authority to make an amendment to the scheme rules, a lawyer for British Airways (BA) has told the High Court.
The Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees' decision to grant a discretionary increase would have very little effect on the security of members' benefits, an expert actuary has argued in the High Court.
British Airways (BA) took advantage of "accidental" drafting of the rules surrounding a £250m contingent payment in a bid to block discretionary increases for the Airways Pension Scheme (APS), a trustee has told the High Court.
Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees should have updated the scheme trust deed and rules when British Airways (BA) was privatised in 1987, a trustee has told the High Court.
Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees did not intend to hardwire Retail Price Index (RPI) during a test for awarding discretionary increases, a trustee has told the High Court.
The former chairman of the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) has told the High Court trustees of British Airways' (BA) other pension scheme must accept their decision to award a 0.2% increase.
A £250m contingent payment, due to be paid in 2019, was created for Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees to use however they wanted, according to its former chairman.
Member-nominated trustees (MNTs) of the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) became more flexible and mature as time progressed, a fellow trustee has called.
The High Court has heard the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees were entitled to include the value of recovery plan payments when deciding whether to pay discretionary increases.
The Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees needed to take a tactical approach to funding negotiations to pay Retail Price Index-linked (RPI) increases, their former legal adviser Anthony Arter has said.
It was not legally risky for the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees to unilaterally amend the trust deed to give themselves a discretionary increase power, ex-adviser Anthony Arter has said.
The Airways Pension Scheme (APS) actuary has defended his advice to trustees that awarding a discretionary increase to members would be a "reasonable and prudent" thing to do.
Airways Pension Scheme (APS) members were sometimes hostile and intimidating towards trustees and advisers over pension increases, the scheme actuary has recalled during a landmark High Court case.
Granting discretionary increases was not necessarily precluded by the scheme being in deficit, the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) actuary has said in the landmark High Court case.