Category: Blog

McCloud: An update

December 2023
This is our third (and final) blog of 2023 that relates to the implications of the McCloud ruling on the sharing of pensions and divorce. The purpose of this blog is to provide an update to family solicitors on what we have seen happen since the McCloud remedy implementation day of 1 October 2023.

Autumn Clouds

September 2023
In less than a month from now the McCloud remedy will have been implemented across all public sector schemes.  This means that—in theory at least—for holders of public sector pensions the relevant pension scheme should be able to set out what the impact of the McCloud remedy is on benefits accrued from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2022

The McCloud ruling

July 2023
The McCloud ruling (The Lord Chancellor v McCloud & Others [2018] EWCA Civ 2844) relates to the way in which public sector pension schemes were reformed in the early 2010s

The Royal Mail Pension schemes and Pension Sharing

April 2023
Current and previous Royal Mail or Post Office employees may have accrued pension benefits in two different pension schemes.

Déjà vu with Public Sector Pension CEVs being suspended – again

April 2023
It was only a matter of time. Those of you who have been dealing with finances in divorce for some years will know that from time to time...

Lifetime Allowance Tax (LTA) & Divorce, post March 2023 budget

March 2023
If enacted, the spring 2023 budget will remove Lifetime Allowance Tax (LTA). This has been a very tricky issue to deal with in divorce proceedings where there are significant pensions.

Prime Minister pensions: what are they worth?

October 2022
At the time of writing, it has been announced that Rishi Sunak is just about to replace Liz Truss as Leader of the Conservative Party, and by extension, as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Cash Equivalent Values (CEVs) for Defined Benefit pensions, Q3 2022

October 2022
One of the consequences of rises in gilt yields, is that with all other things being equal, Cash Equivalent Values reduce.

New CEO announced

September 2022
We are pleased to announce that George Mathieson is taking on a new role as Ambassador to Mathieson Consulting. In his stead we enthusiastically welcome Jonathan Galbraith to his new role as CEO of Mathieson Consulting from 1st October 2022.

Talking Family Law: George Mathieson guests on the Resolution podcast

October 2021
Our CEO George, takes part in a Podcast by Resolution; Talking Family Law, where guest experts share their take on topical family law issues. This episode is focused on Pensions in Divorce.