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Elizabeth Ovey

Elizabeth is a part-time judge of the Upper Tribunal, which gives her an additional insight into the tribunal side of the Courts and Tribunals Service, which now encompasses financial services, pensions and charity matters. Elizabeth is regularly involved in advising in connection with and attending mediations in her areas of practice. She is ranked as […]

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Piers Feltham

The spectrum of his practice is such that at different times he has legally advised the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrat Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain, the Workers’ Revolutionary Party and the Muslim Council of Great Britain, and his pro bono work includes helping the “Ad Hoc” group of zoologists […]

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Pro- and anti-member trends in judicial decision-making – some recent cases

Are the courts pro-member when deciding pensions cases? Sometimes it seems that the underlying and unexpressed rationale for a decision is the court’s unspoken sympathy for the position of one or other party. You are invited to explore this issue through a discussion of some recent pensions cases at a seminar presented by Oliver Hilton, […]

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Video: What’s my claim worth? Issues in professional negligence litigation

During this webinar Elizabeth Ovey, Wendy Mathers and Henry Day discuss issues in professional negligence litigation generally prompted by their experience of litigation relating to pensions schemes in particular and in the light of some recent cases. Aspects for consideration include contractual terms purporting to exclude liability to third parties or to limit liability; excluding […]

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Court of Appeal holds pensions increase rule means what it says (Britvic plc v Britvic Pensions Ltd) – Article by Henry Day

The Court of Appeal gave judgment last week in the Britvic pension increase case, applying the Supreme Court’s recent guidance on contractual interpretation, explaining the weight to be given to a provision’s wording as against contextual factors, and making clear the limits of ‘corrective construction’. Henry Day examines the decision in this article for LexisPSL. […]