“Pensions Claims – Past, Present and Future” Seminar on 20th May 2021


May 20, 2021    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Harry Trusted and Tom Gibson of Outer Temple Chambers will be delivering the online seminar “Pensions Claims – Past, Present and Future” on Thursday 20th May from 5.30pm to 7pm. They will be covering matters of great interest to members and this is a seminar not to miss. Members should email the administration to reserve their place.

History and Background

  • The development of the workplace pension.
  • The different types of pension plans which employed and self-employed workers have.
  • Recent fiscal developments and their implications for pension planning.
  • The development of pension claims in tort cases in the light of the above. 

General Principles of Calculation of Loss

  • If an injured claimant can no longer work, in what circumstances will there be a claim for a loss of pension ?
  • How does the calculation of that loss vary according to the type of scheme which the claimant had joined ?
  • How do the courts use actuarial analysis such as that contained in the Ogden tables to assess the loss ?
  • When and how are discounts applied for uncertainty ? 

Leading Cases

Such as :-

  • Parry v Cleaver [1970] AC 1
  • Auty v NCB [1985] 1 WLR 784
  • Longden v British Coal [1998] AC 653
  • Brown v Ministry of Defence [2006] PIQR Q9.

Worked Examples

The speakers will analyse how the Court would approach the claims in three hypothetical cases which disclose different problems.  These will involve the issues identified in Section C of the Introduction to the 8th Edition of the Ogden Tables as well as the general principles disclosed by the case law as above.