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As β€˜easily the strongest pensions set in the market’, Wilberforce Chambers’ β€˜exceptional breadth of experience’ and β€˜premier group of outstanding individuals’ places it as β€˜the go-to set for any issues in the pensions world’. Fenner Moeran QC is representing the Pensions Regulator in the high-profile BHS pension schemes deficit moral hazard case; Brian Green QC is acting in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others in the Supreme Court; and Jonathan Hilliard QC is acting for the trustees of the Silentnight pension scheme in a test case relating to pre-pack deals.

Outer Temple Chambers β€˜has a number of frighteningly bright barristers to call upon’ for its pensions work and often β€˜bridges the gap between pensions law and wider issues’. Recent case highlights include several members acting in the Project Waltz proceedings (IBM UK and IBM Holdings v Dalgleish and others) in the Court of Appeal; Andrew Short QC acting in Safeway v Newton and another in a substantial equalisation claim; and Nicolas Stallworthy QC handling the Box Clever Pension Scheme proceedings.

Andrew Simmonds QC is a key member of β€˜excellent set’ 5 Stone Buildings; his recent work includes continuing to act for the representative members in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others and acting as lead counsel for IBM in the Court of Appeal in IBM UK and IBM Holdings v Dalgleish and others.

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜an increasingly strong contender in the pensions field’ with market leader Keith Rowley QC acting in Lloyds Bank Pension Trustee v Lloyds Bank and others, a test case relating to whether guaranteed minimum pensions are required to be equalised, and handling part 8 proceedings in FDR Ltd v Dutton.

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  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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