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Due to ongoing restrictions all in-person Local Group meetings are currently postponed. However Local Group members are able to register for other Local Group's online events.

South London Group Event


27 January 2022 | Online  | 09:00 - 10:00 am

2021 saw a number of key pensions judgments considered and handed down by the courts and Pensions Ombudsman, covering a range of pensions issues, from forfeiture in Axminster to rectification of pension increase provisions in Mitchells & Butlers. 
In this session, Neil Smith and Katherine Harnett – both lawyers in CMS Cameron McKenna pensions team – will journey back through some of the key cases and Pensions Ombudsman decisions of 2021, and will take a look at how they are likely to shape industry practice.
-    Neil Smith, CMS Cameron McKenna  
-    Katherine Harnett, CMS Cameron McKenna
Speaker Bios
Neil Smith

Neil is a partner in the pensions team at CMS Cameron McKenna. He has extensive experience in dealing with all types of pensions issues for trustees, scheme sponsors, and leading actuarial and benefits consultants – both on the contentious and non-contentious side. 
In the contentious arena, he has advised on disputes relating to benefit changes and scheme closures, professional negligence actions, Pensions Ombudsman claims and Part 8 actions – including the high-profile Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd litigation. 
In the non-contentious space, Neil regularly advises clients on issues including benefit restructures, mergers and acquisitions, transfers to master trusts, GMP equalisation, employer covenant and insolvency issues.
Katherine Harnett 

Katherine is an associate in the pensions team at CMS Cameron McKenna. Her clients include trustees of a range of schemes, including some of the largest private sector DB schemes, as well as scheme sponsors and de-risking providers.
Recently, she has been involved in advising the trustees of schemes whose sponsoring companies have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. She also frequently advises on member complaints and claims against trustees in front of the Pensions Ombudsman, as well as on other governance and benefit-related issues, including de-risking projects and GMP equalisation.
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Please register using the following link - 27 January - South London Group Webinar