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 has been refused permission to appeal a decision ruling that transitional arrangements in public sector pension schemes are discriminatory.
The Government has resurrected its plans to cap the termination payments for exiting employees in the public sector.
A recent case stands as a good reminder to employers to be careful when distinguishing between pensionable employment under a pension scheme’s rules and employment under a contract of employment.
Pension disputes in the LGPS need to be dealt with through the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure. Join Doug Mullen for a free 45 minute webinar on getting the process right.
A sizeable North Lincolnshire social housing provider has learnt the hard way that, whilst honesty is the best policy, it does not mean you’ll evade the consequences of your actions.
Teachers will welcome the news that there is no rise to their employee pension contribution this year – rates will stay the same as 2018/2019.
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.
Doug Mullen explains how to prepare for some of the changes to evolving pensions landscape in 2019.
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...
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