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Pensions law specialist issues warning over part-time pension claims

Pensions law specialists CMS Cameron McKenna is warning employers they potentially face massive costs in relation to claims from part time employees denied access to their occupational schemes.


The warning follows an opinion given by the Advocate General in the case of Preston v Wolverhampton, determining the length of time from which a claim can be brought on leaving the employment.


The lawyers claim that if the Advocate General&#39s opinion is upheld by the European Court of Justice, it could pave the way for thousands of part time employees claiming retrospective membership of schemes back to April 1976 at the cost of billions of pounds to employers.


CMS Cameron McKenna solicitor Simon Pilcher says: &#34This case is set to impact on the estimated 60,000 similar cases which industrial tribunals are currently reported to have on hold.&#34

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