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Update on public sector pensions, age discrimination and the fallout from McCloud v Lord Chancellor

Paul Brown QC, Samantha Broadfoot QC and David Lock QC look at the responsibilities and remedies available to resolve the discrimination issues emerging out of the significant decision of the Court of Appeal in McCloud v Lord Chancellor [2018] EWCA Civ 2844.

McCloud v Lord Chancellor decided that the 2015 reforms to public sector pensions which de facto forced workers from legacy schemes into new schemes (but allowed others to remain in legacy schemes) were unlawful.

The government has published proposals for legislative reform to allow workers to rejoin legacy schemes but has not yet done so, and meanwhile public sector workers are continuing to be affected by the unlawful decision to force them into new (and less generous) schemes.

This webinar considers:

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  • The background to the pension changes in the 2015 reforms.
  • The effect of the judgment.
  • The extent of the present duties on pension scheme administrators and managers in advance of legislative change.
  • Practical examples of problems that arise for police officers, NHS workers, Forces personnel, fire fighters, civil servants and other public sector workers.
  • The shape of the changes the government is proposing for 2022.

It will be of interest to solicitors and others advising public sector pension scheme administrators and managers as well as those advising pension scheme members including police officers, Forces personnel, NHS workers, fire fighters, civil servants and other public sector workers.

Programme

Introduction by Chair - Paul Brown QC
How did we get here and the government’s proposals for reform of public sector pension schemes - Samantha Broadfoot QC
Practical problems – the intervening period before new Regulations and likely problems when new Regulations are made - David Lock QC
Questions and discussion

To access the presentation slides for this webinar, please follow this link - https://www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/re...

About the speakers

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Paul Brown QC

Paul’s practice covers planning and environmental, public and local government law. He has extensive experience in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as at Public Inquiries.

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Samantha Broadfoot QC

Samantha’s practice encompasses a wide spectrum of cases with a public law angle. Samantha acts for individuals and campaign groups seeking to bring public law challenges, as well as for a range of clients from central and local government, and regulators. 

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David Lock QC

David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a QC in 2011. He has appeared in the Supreme Court (most recently in July 2018), the Court of Appeal on many occasions, the High Court, the County Court, the Court of Protection, has drafted Parliamentary Bills and has advised individuals, companies and government bodies in a variety of international jurisdictions.

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