Piers Feltham was recently instructed in a substantial claim for compensation for losses suffered as a result of negligent advice to transfer a pension fund. His pension practice chiefly involves instructions in relation to alleged maladministration, estoppel issues, breach of trust,and professional negligence. These have resulted in Applications both to the Pensions Ombudsman and a High Court.
Piers also acts for members in pursuing claims due pension benefits they have been wrongfully denied, and was recently instructed to advise pension trusteesas to correct interpretation of the words “common law spouse” in the pension trust deed and the application of that interpretation to the borderline facts of the case.
In Moore’s (Wallisdown) Ltd v Pensions Ombudsman  1 WLR 1649, led by Peter Crampin QC, in making new law as to the definition of maladministration and denial of the Pensions Ombudsman’s costs on the appeal.
In a related area, Piers has also represented classes of employee members of large employee trusts on applications buy the trustees to approve transactions affecting the members’ interests.