Doug MullenSenior Associate
Specialist in pensions and employment law.
I am a Senior Associate in the pensions and employment team. I lead our pensions advice, and provide strategic employment advice. I support a range of not for profit, charitable and commercial organisations. I aim to understand what my clients need and provide practical, commercial solutions to legal issues which are tailored to their needs and presented in a clear, straightforward way.
I have substantial experience in a wide range of different areas including particular expertise in advising on the employment and pensions implications of outsourcing arrangements. I regularly advise on public sector pension schemes, changing terms and conditions, TUPE and the National Minimum Wage, supporting housing and social care providers and local government organisations.
The Government announced in April 2018 that they would release new proposals at the end of 2018 and so, as we stretch in 2019, we now have the new consultation proposals.
The Pensions Ombudsman has introduced fixed awards for distress and inconvenience (or “non-financial injustice”) caused by maladministration in the management of pension schemes.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that where a TUPE transfer has taken place, subsequent changes to employees’ terms and conditions may not be invalid...
Employer contribution rates for unfunded public sector pension schemes are likely to rise more steeply than anticipated from April 2019.
This webinar looks at the outcomes of the 2016 LGPS valuation and the options for employers participating in the LGPS.
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has confirmed that a 5 month gap in operations does not necessarily prevent TUPE applying.
Transferring out of SHPS will not be suitable for every housing association. So what should housing associations do?
The facts ICAP Management Services Limited ("IMSL") was a service company providing services to other companies within the ICAP Global Broking Business (“IGBB”). IGBB decided to sell the IMSL to Tullett Prebon PLC.
Under certain circumstances, a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employer can apply to forfeit the employee’s pension or to recover some or all of their pension benefits.
Not every qualified teacher will be eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme - only those who are carrying out the role of a teacher.
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