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Lords give leave of appeal in landmark pensions case

A landmark test case this week may prevent personal pensions being seized in the event of bankruptcy.

The House of Lords has given two bankrupt former accountants provisional leave to appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling earlier in the year which gave their creditors&#39 the right to seize their pension funds.

Pension providers say their hands are tied on similar benefit payments until the case is settled, but the Bankruptcy Advisory Service says it expects the case to be unsuccessful.

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