In conjunction with our Pensions Group, we have unmatched expertise in the area of pension disputes and litigation both from a trustee and an employer perspective. Our clients range from private, public and semi-state corporations to public sector and former public sector bodies. We advise clients in relation to all aspects of pensions disputes including pre-litigation and during litigation, matters under investigation by The Pensions Authority, and claims before the Pensions Ombudsman.
Most recently, we acted on behalf of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Coillte in the defence of claims brought in the Commercial Court by members of their pension schemes relating to the extent of any obligation to fund pension deficits and the accounting treatment of any such obligation. We also acted on behalf of the trustees of the Omega Pharma pension scheme, which secured a landmark judgment in the Commercial Court requiring the scheme’s employers to make a contribution in excess of the statutory minimum funding standard.