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Professional trustee; an update

November 2017

The Pension Regulator sets out its revised description of a 'professional trustee.

Wrigleys Solicitors strengthens its teams this summer

August 2017

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.

Pensions - Equal treatment for all

July 2017

An exemption which allowed pension schemes to award smaller pensions to civil partners and same-sex spouses found to be incompatible with EU law.

GDPR – Practical guidance for pension trustees

June 2017

Data protection is changing significantly from 25 May 2018. We explore the changes to the law and suggest our 'Top 6 Actions for Pension Trustees'.

DWP consults on new statutory debt deferral mechanism

May 2017

DWP is consulting on draft amending regulations which would introduce a mechanism for deferring employer debts in multi-employer pension schemes.

Moving closer towards 21st century pensions trusteeship

April 2017

The Pensions Regulator is proposing clarity on its powers to impose financial penalties on trustees. The outcome may mean an increase in fines.

Professional Trustees - a chimera of the pensions world?

April 2017

The Pensions Regulator consults on a definition of 'professional trustee' as we face an increasing drive towards '21st century trusteeship'.

Unmarried partner awarded a spouse's pension

March 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that an unmarried cohabiting partner should receive a survivor's pension under the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Family Businesses with Legacy Pension Schemes

September 2016

Adam Carruthers writes for Family Business United about what family businesses with Defined Benefit pension schemes can learn from BHS.

Partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

Wrigleys Solicitors welcome new lawyers

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

Tour de Wrigleys

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Thinking Flexibly

May 2015

Following the introduction of new pension flexibilities in 2015, this update considers the issues & priorities for defined benefit & hybrid schemes.

Wrigleys staff become Dementia Friends

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

Tax treatment of death benefits from pensions arrangements

December 2014

Currently, many lump sum death benefits payments from a pension scheme will attract a tax rate of 55%. This will change from April 2015.

Budget 2014 and Pensions – not just for DC arrangements

November 2014

As the budget changes trickle through parliament, it is worth another look at the changes plus a reminder of the consequences for DB schemes too.

Matthew Wrigley wins this year’s Presidents’ Award

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Shared services, 'pre-existence' and the case of Lorenzo Amatori

September 2014

Review of a recent European Court case concerning the rights of employees in employers' shared services arrangements.

Auto enrolment for atypical workers

March 2014

As an employer, compliance with the automatic enrolment duties can seem daunting. A comprehensive project plan is a must.

Auto enrolment - It is not too late for employers!

March 2014

By 2018 it is expected that 1.35 million employers will be complying with the requirements to provide a workplace pension scheme.

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

December 2013

This note highlights how The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 may affect occupational pension schemes and any actions which may need to be taken. The Act is expected to come into force in Summer 2014.

Extended Disqualification Rules for Academy Trustees and Senior Executives

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

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Alien Invasion: Japanese Knotweed

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

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When do Academy Trusts Need a Trading Subsidiary?

What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 7 August 2018

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 16 October 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018

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27th Annual Charity Governance Seminar

Date: 18 Oct 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

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