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Claims against actuaries and employee benefit consultants can give rise to complex issues, where problems have lain undiscovered for years.

Our professional lines team work closely with pensions teams work to provide joined up [coverage and claims] advice and we are able to combine technical excellence with deep-rooted knowledge of the pensions industry.

Our experience of pensions related professional negligence claims includes issues such as:

  • Barber equalisation
  • Converting defined benefit schemes to defined contribution
  • Data protection breaches
  • Incomplete schedule of contributions
  • Pension Protection Fund risk based levy
  • Application of preservation legislation
  • Rectification of trust deeds and rules

Our Actuaries & Benefit Consultants Work

  • UK & Europe
  • Misapplication of funds claims against a trustee

    Successfully defending a trustee against a claim relating to misapplication of funds by a scheme member who had represented to the Insured that he was a company employee and therefore entitled to join a company pension scheme, when in fact he was not

    United Kingdom

    Depreciation of fund value and subsequent losses

    Acting in a claim relating to alleged delay in winding up a company pension scheme and losses arising from the resulting fall in the fund value

    United Kingdom

    Coverage and monitoring following employer insolvency and PPF assessment

    Advising on coverage and monitoring in respect of notifications following employer insolvency and PPF assessment period commencing in relation to the Scheme

    United Kingdom

    Equalising gender benefits following the "Barber" judgement

    Advising on failure to amend a scheme correctly to equalise benefits for men and women following the “Barber” judgment in 1991

    United Kingdom

    Knock-on effects of failure to properly amend scheme rules

    Advising on failure to properly amend the scheme rules correctly to reduce future benefits

    United Kingdom

    Loss of chance claims

    Acting on loss of chance claims

    United Kingdom

    PTL policy claims

    Advising on claims under PTL policies for “exonerated loss” cover

    United Kingdom

    Incorrect drafting of rule consolidations

    Advising on incorrect drafting of rule consolidations

    United Kingdom

    Incorrect "preservation" legislation in rules

    Advising on rules which incorrectly reflected the “preservation” legislation in the Pension Schemes Act 1993

    United Kingdom

    Incorrect equalisation of retirement ages in accordance with Barber

    Acting for a national firm and its insurers in relation to a claim brought by trustees of a retirement benefits scheme after advisers failed to carry out correctly the equalisation of retirement ages in accordance with Barber which prevented the equalisation from being legally achieved on the...

    United Kingdom

Our Actuaries & Benefit Consultants team

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Clive Brett
Clive Brett

Partner

Isabel Burón
Isabel Burón

Partner

Carolena Gordon
Carolena Gordon

Partner

Gavin Henderson
Gavin Henderson

Partner

Douglas Horelick
Douglas Horelick

Partner

Anne Kentish
Anne Kentish

Partner

Simon Konsta
Simon Konsta

Partner

Marcus O'Brien
Marcus O'Brien

Partner

Patrick Perry
Patrick Perry

Partner

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