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Trustees Discretion (notes) - David Pollard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Trustees Discretion (notes) - David Pollard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) Should trustees act to "maximise" benefits or pay the "correct" benefits when exercising their powers of discretion - for instance when setting scheme factors or determining an inflation index to use to increase benefits?

VAT Recovery - Steven Hull, Eversheds

VAT Recovery - Steven Hull, Eversheds (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) How can you maximise VAT recovery on pension fund management costs - taking into account HMRC's revised approach on pension schemes and VAT (with reference to the PPG case)?

Trustees Discretion - David Pollard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Trustees Discretion - David Pollard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) Should trustees act to "maximise" benefits or pay the "correct" benefits when exercising their powers of discretion - for instance when setting scheme factors or determining an inflation index to use to increase benefits?

Trust and Confidence - Jennifer Seaman, Outer Temple Chambers

Trust and Confidence - Jennifer Seaman, Outer Temple Chambers (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) When does an employer breach its implied duty of trust and confidence to employees in the context of a pension scheme? Which elements of the IBM decision are most vulnerable to being overturned on appeal?

The Pensions Regulator - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers

The Pensions Regulator - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) How is quantum and reasonableness constraining the power of the Pensions Regulator to impose contribution notices and financial support directions?

Rule Amendments - Andrew Spink QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Rule Amendments - Andrew Spink QC, Outer Temple Chambers (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) How open to attack are trustees when asked to approve rule amendments that reduce benefits for future service? How should trustees test whether employer decisions have been properly made and all the formalities observed?

GMP Equalisation (notes) - Duncan Buchanan, Hogan Lovells

GMP Equalisation (notes) - Duncan Buchanan, Hogan Lovells (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) What can and should trustees do about GMP equalisation when winding up a scheme (in deficit or surplus) to eliminate risk for themselves? Can you be certain that GMP equalisation is a requirement under current law?

GMP Equalisation - Duncan Buchanan, Hogan Lovells

GMP Equalisation - Duncan Buchanan, Hogan Lovells (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) What can and should trustees do about GMP equalisation when winding up a scheme (in deficit or surplus) to eliminate risk for themselves? Can you be certain that GMP equalisation is a requirement under current law?

Exoneration Clauses - Christopher Tidmarsh QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Exoneration Clauses - Christopher Tidmarsh QC, 5 Stone Buildings (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) How can trustees protect themselves from negligence claims in relation to DC investments, especially default options - bearing in mind what the legislation says about relying on exhoneration clauses?

Correction - Nicolas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Correction - Nicolas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers (Pensions Law, London, 08.03.16) Where is the line beyond which you cannot use corrective interpretation? Are the courts being more liberal or less in their approach to corrective interpretation? Are there any short cuts to rectification?

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