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Pensions-Related Professional Negligence Claims

We act for claimants and defendants in claims against pension professionals concerned with the administration and operation of pension schemes, including solicitors, actuaries, scheme administrators and financial advisers. We have extensive experience in dealing with defective equalisation claims in the light of Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group, limitation issues, pension mis-selling and claims concerning the exercise of the power of amendment of scheme documentation. Members are regularly extensively involved in mediating settlements of such claims.

Recent experience includes acting for trustees of a large occupational pension scheme in a claim against the former solicitors and actuaries for failure to equalise benefits; the failure effectively to convert final salary schemes to money purchase; and acting in a claim concerning a negligently drafted top-up pension scheme and ancillary documentation which erroneously gave the member the right to take both the top-up pension and the scheme pension without actuarial reduction at 60.