Mediation has been under-utilised historically as a means of dispute resolution in this area. Mark Blyth and Geoff Egerton think this is going to change.
Mark Blyth says the regulator could be more proactive in its approach to settlement, and calls for shorter and more focussed s.89 reports
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Mark Blyth says there are real problems in how the regulator exercises its powers, and suggests how to solve them
A Scottish court has ruled four schemes were validly amended for Barber equalisation in spite of lack of documentation. Stephanie Baxter asks if it could lead to less pedantic judgements south of the border.
The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision to allow four former directors of Granada Group to receive £40m pensions without shareholder approval.
Section 48 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 can provide a solution to pension problems
New Pensions Ombudsman (PO) Anthony Arter has introduced a minimum compensation level of £500 for "inconvenience" or "distress" caused by maladministration.
The High Court has ruled that a top up pension scheme set up for four ex-directors of the Granada Group did not require shareholder approval to be considered viable.
Natasha Browne examines whether this has set a precedent
The Determinations Panel's "constantly evolving" powers will be thrust into the spotlight next week, as the Association of Pension Lawyers publishes detailed guidance on its procedures.
The Pensions Regulator has spent nearly £3.2m on external barrister fees over the past two years, with one-third of those costs spent on one legal case alone, figures show.
Trustee attempts to force The Pensions Regulator to issue further contribution notices against textile manufacturer Desmond & Sons have been struck down, PP can reveal.
Insolvent employers' pension debts could balloon under a landmark legal case on the use of annuity rates to calculate section 75 liabilities, a lawyer says.
The latest Pensions Bill has made it easier for The Pensions Regulator to use its moral hazard powers by removing the current two-year time limit, lawyers say.