Family Law Hub


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  • Due for broadcast 1-2pm, 11th September News, 03/07/2018, free
  • Online survey published News, 12/06/2018, free
  • Two reports published for consultation covering the legal issues of pensions on divorce and the use of valuation and experts. News, 19/04/2018, free
  • Pension sharing used as a tool for enforcement Judgment, 27/07/2017, free
  • This case concerned a requirement in the Local Government Pension Scheme (Benefits, Membership and Contributions) Regulations 2009 that unmarried co-habiting partners be nominated by their pension scheme member partner in order to be eligible for a survivor's pension. The survivor must also show that he or she has been a cohabitant for two years before the date on which the member sent the nomination and has been in that position for two years before the date of death. There is no similar nomination requirement for married or civil partner survivors. The Department of the Environment of Northern Ireland included a nomination requirement in the 2009 Regulations in order to ensure “parity” with other local government pension schemes in Scotland and England and Wales, which at the time had similar requirements. The Supreme Court declared that the requirement in the 2009 Regulations be disapplied and that the appellant was entitled to receive a survivor’s pension under the scheme. Judgment, 08/02/2017, free

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Latest training

  • Mark Penston and Mena Ruparel provider a refresher on the core concepts underpinning pensions and divorce. Recording of webinar first broadcast live 11 September 2018 Webcast, 11/09/2018, members only
  • Mena Ruparel and Mark Penston unpick the complex task of understanding the different types of remuneration that might crop up in financial remedy proceedings. Webcast, 19/04/2018, members only
  • 10 questions relating to Clive Weir's talk on pensions on divorce which was first recorded in September 2016 CPD course, 08/11/2016, members only
  • 6 questions on the recorded webinar, Pensions Update for Family Lawyers CPD course, 12/05/2015, members only
  • Philip Way of Mills & Reeve and Clive Weir of Albert Goodman bring you up to date with all the latest pensions issues for family lawyers including the liberalisation changes that come into force on 6 April 2015 Webcast, 24/04/2015, members only

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