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So you know what to expect, here is a clip of Raquel Agnello QC. Raquel is answering the questions: What is the practical significance for trustees of the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020? How will it augment the powers of the Pensions Regulator and PPF?

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  1. Own Risk Assessments

    What counts and what will satisfy the Regulator when carrying out an "own risk assessment"?

    What can and should trustees do?

    Answered by: Steven Hull of Eversheds Sutherland

    Stephen has "second-to-none knowledge and an ability to convey information at the right level." Cases include Jessops Plc, Reader's Digest, Liberata and Kodak.

  2. ESG

    How much leeway - practically and legally - do trustees have to exclude asset classes or pressure fund managers to invest in specific ways, e.g. ESG?

    Answered by: Richard Hitchcock QC of Outer Temple Chambers

    Richard is "brilliantly creative – his judgement is superb - and he brings humour to a heavy area." Cases include Sea Containers, Visteon, MF Global, Lehman Brothers and Desmond.

  3. Criminal sanctions

    How potent is the Regulator's beefed-up power to impose criminal sanctions?

    New and important innovation or damp squib?

    Answered by: Jonathan Fisher QC of Bright Line Law

    Jonathan is "an absolute leader for financial crime, a mine of information and brave in his advice." His work involves cross-border transactions, offshore companies and trusts.

  4. Distressed schemes

    What is the practical significance for trustees of the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020?

    How will it augment the powers of the Pensions Regulator and PPF?

    Answered by: Raquel Agnello QC of Erskine Chambers

    Raquel acted for tPR and sits in the High Court as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge. "She is particularly sought after for restructuring cases."

  5. Contribution Notices

    Do the two new triggers for Contribution Notices constitute a regulatory shift?

    Which corporate activities will be caught?

    Answered by: Nicolas Stallworthy QC of Outer Temple Chambers

    Nicolas is "exceptionally bright and an original thinker, superb for fiendishly difficult situations." He acted in the hotly contested Box Clever Pension Scheme litigation.

  6. GMP equalisation

    How far is it reasonable for Trustees to use up trust assets to address data shortcomings in GMP equalisation?

    Where do you draw the line?

    Answered by: Henry Legge QC of 5 Stone Buildings

    Henry is "one of the brightest stars of the Chancery Bar." He is the author of 'Pension Schemes' and appeared in the BT Pensions Scheme, IBM and Nortel Networks cases.

  7. Ombudsman

    What do the latest Ombudsman's cases reveal about scheme administration and trustee decision-making and the available remedies and defences?

    Answered by: Laura Clarke of CMS

    Laura is secretary to the Pensions Ombudsman's Liaison Group and brings a huge number of Ombudsman cases to the table. She is a superb speaker and communicator.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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Additional clips from Pensions

Steven Hull on Own Risk Assessments

Jonathan Fisher QC on Criminal sanctions

Richard Hitchcock QC on ESG

Nicolas Stallworthy QC on Contribution Notices

Henry Legge QC on GMP equalisation

Laura Clarke on latest Ombudsman's cases

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