Pensions

Pensions are seen by many as the most significant employee benefit aside from salary. Our Pensions team advises on all aspects of pensions law and will guide you through the maze of pension, social security, tax, employment legislation and frequent judicial decisions and European developments.

    • Pensions Briefing Note on the Pension Schemes Act 2021 The Pension Schemes Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 11 February 2021 and, piece by piece, is delivering significant changes to the pensions landscape.
    • GDPR Data protection compliance for employers and HR teams Why should employers and HR teams care about data protection and privacy compliance?
    • Pensions GMP Equalisation: Another significant ruling for trustees The High Court in England and Wales has ruled that trustees are required to remedy certain past transfers out of defined benefit schemes which did not account for the equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions (“GMPs”) (Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd v Lloyds Bank PLC & Ors [2020] EWCh 3135 (Ch)). It is a decision that is likely to cause administrative headaches for the trustees of affected schemes for months – or years – to come.
    • Pensions BHS and Arcadia Schemes: Greater scrutiny of corporate activity on the horizon As the pensions industry digests the re-introduced Pension Schemes Bill and eagerly awaits The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) new funding code, TPR has published details of two cases which aptly demonstrate the direction of travel of its intervention and enforcement work – both of which indirectly involve the retail tycoon Sir Philip Green.
    • Pensions MacRoberts' James Keith promoted to Partner MacRoberts is delighted to announce the promotion of Pensions lawyer James Keith to Partner.
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  • ‘MacRoberts has a quality pensions team with an excellent knowledge of pensions law. I use the team principally where clients require input on Scottish law issues and have always been impressed with the quality of advice and turn-around times. The team is also accessible and approachable which is important on time-critical projects.’

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  • "Martyn Shaw – great focus on the bigger picture and the key elements in getting things done."

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Pensions Law at MacRoberts

MacRoberts' Pensions team works with clients across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, advising on all aspects of pensions law and helping businesses navigate the complex maze of legislation.

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