Pump Court Chambers

Military Pensions Webinar

News, Past Events, Webinar Archive 26th March 2024



  • Chair’s welcome/introduction: Mark Hood, Associate Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector, Goughs Solicitors
  • ‘Solicitor’s eye view’: Mark Hood (slides)
    • Ensuring the scheme breakdown is understood on first interview; what do they have
    • Drafting PSOs to 2 decimal points
    • Immediate pensions v EDP payments and the ages that the pension credit member can take (normally her) pensions
    • The need to note that pensions are re-valued prior to implementation of PSO, and PSOs cannot be back dated
  • Pension schemes and summary of benefits: Wendy Bandeira, Senior Forces Pension Consultant, Forces Pension Society (slides)
    • Brief Overview of Armed Forces Pensions
    • What FPS offer our members
    • FAQs from our members
    • Effect of an increasing pension debit over time
    • Example of member enquiries and the issues they face
  • David Lockett, Consulting Actuary, Actuaries for Lawyers (slides)
    • “It’s the rules”: why bizarre things happen? A run through of the legislation which shows why unusual percentages create equality
    • “Who is getting my money?” the effect of pension sharing when the pension is in payment and spouse under age 55
    • How useful is the CE?
    • Does the shape of benefits make Attachment Orders useful?
    • Equal Incomes and Offsetting; one solution that seems fair?
  • Practical court room and preparation tips: Richard Hall, Barrister, Pump Court Chambers (slides)
    • Update on practice and procedure;
    • Instructing an expert; and
    • Review of recent authorities
  • Q&A/discussion
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