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ESG - Richard Hitchcock QC, Outer Temple Chambers

ESG - Richard Hitchcock QC, Outer Temple Chambers 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?

GMP equalisation - Henry Legge QC, 5 Stone Buildings

GMP equalisation - Henry Legge QC, 5 Stone Buildings 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?

Criminal sanctions - Jonathan Fisher QC, Bright Line Law

Criminal sanctions - Jonathan Fisher QC, Bright Line Law How potent is the Regulator's beefed-up power to impose criminal sanctions? New and important innovation or damp squib?

Ombudsman - Laura Clarke, CMS

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

Contribution Notices - Nicolas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Contribution Notices - Nicolas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers Do the two new triggers for Contribution Notices constitute a regulatory shift? Which corporate activities will be caught?

Distressed schemes - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers

Distressed schemes - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers 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?

Own Risk Assessments - Steven Hull, Eversheds Sutherland

Own Risk Assessments - Steven Hull, Eversheds Sutherland What counts and what will satisfy the Regulator when carrying out an "own risk assessment"? What can and should trustees do?

GMP equalisation - Richard Hitchcock QC, Outer Temple Chambers

GMP equalisation - Richard Hitchcock QC, Outer Temple Chambers What is the correct approach - legal and practical - to unresolved GMP problems, such as (1) pensions tax implications, (2) gaps in data and (3) revisiting past activity?

Box Clever - Nicholas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers

Box Clever - Nicholas Stallworthy QC, Outer Temple Chambers How has judicial guidance in the Box Clever case changed existing thinking on reasonableness and financial support directions? Why does it matter and why is it so significant for practice?

Pension Schemes Bill - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers

Pension Schemes Bill - Raquel Agnello QC, Erskine Chambers How do you control - and overcome - the risk to clients of the Regulator's beefed up powers: (1) imposing criminal sanctions, (2) extending CNs and (3) requiring a statement of intent?

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