Why standstill agreements matter for pension schemes

Chris Edwards-Earl and Helena Berman look at the judgment in a recent court case on drafting errors.

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The High Court, London

The recent High Court judgment in Kingsley Napley LLP v Harris & Another is a helpful study on the use of ‘standstill agreements' in pursuing claims and the effect of drafting errors in these documents.

In this case, it was argued that a solicitor's error forced their client to settle their claims for a lower amount. The court was called upon to consider what effect the error had on the client's claims,...

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