Pension scheme disputes: case examples

Chris was the mediator in a £960,000 claim by pension scheme trustees against their former advisers for failure to properly equalise scheme benefits post-Barber. Claim settled at mediation.

Chris was the mediator in a £700,000 pensions dispute, alleging delay against the administrators/scheme actuaries resulting in stock market/annuity rate losses.  Claim settled at mediation.

Chris was the mediator in a £310,000 pension scheme maladministration claim.  The administrator had overstated the member's transferred-in service.  The issues in dispute centred around the correct measure of loss (contract or tort/estoppel).  Claim settled at mediation.

Chris was the mediator in a dispute between uncle and nephew about their respective shares in a £800,000 pension fund/SSAS.  Needed to ensure settlement was compliant with scheme rules. Claim settled at mediation.

Chris was the mediator in a £80,000 professional negligence claim against SSAS pension trustees. Issues around time bar, extent of duty and calculation of loss. Claim settled at mediation.

Chris was the mediator in a £1.7m pension dispute, alleging professional negligence against the former Scheme legal advisers. Loss of a chance allegations re equalisation. Claim settled at mediation.