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Officers Should Be Warned Of The Tax Implications On Pensions

In a recent court case, several recently retired officers from Essex Police and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary brought a joint action by way of judicial review against a decision ...
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The Government Responds To The Public Service Pension Challenge

Last December a group of judges and firefighters won a Court of Appeal case against the government. The Court decided that changes made to their pension schemes were age discriminatory ...
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Has Your Force Been Deducting Too Much From Your Injury Award?

Following the recent case brought by David Lock QC and Cartwright King Solicitors and the decision of the Court of Appeal in Evans & Ashcroft v Chief Constable of South ...
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Court rules that there are two sides to every story

IODPA would like to congratulate David Lock QC and Ron Thompson of Haven Solicitors for another successful judgement that was handed down last week by the High Court in the ...
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Northern Ireland Police Win Claim For £40 million Overtime Payment

Some 3,750 officers and support staff in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have won a class action over how holiday pay should have been calculated. They claimed holiday ...
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Injured Pensioner Wins Court Case Over Back Payment Of Pension

IODPA member Angie McLoughlin has successfully won her hearing which was heard at Leeds County Court on Thursday 21st March 2019. Following a regulation 32(3) review under The Police (Injury ...
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Thames Valley Police Lead The Way With Ethical Injury Reviews

Thames Valley Police (‘TVP’) lead the way in how Injury on Duty reviews should be carried out and if they do indeed, follow the process as described by their National Association ...
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The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2015 and the Police Pension Scheme 2015

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2015 saw thousands of younger firefighters compulsorily transferred into a scheme where they have to work until 60, pay more and work for longer only to ...
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Staffordshire Police Put The Brakes On

Whoa!!! — [Anonymous] command to stop or slow down, usually horse or vehicle We have breaking news… Staffordshire’s Chief Constable, Mr Morgan, has thrown the gears of his review truck ...
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Gareth Morgan Invokes Regulation 33 On Seventeen Disabled Pensioners

Gareth Morgan (pictured) has sent out letters to seventeen Staffordshire police pensioners informing them he is dropping their injury pensions based on his interpretation of Regulation 33 of The Police ...
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David Lock QC: Police Ill-health and Injury Pensions: A guide through part of the maze

David Lock QC has released a paper – “Police Ill-health and Injury Pensions: A guide through part of the maze”. The original article can be viewed here – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/police-ill-health-injury-pensions-guide-through-part-maze-lock-qc Please visit ...
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Mark Botham Appears In NARPO News

The “November 2018 | Issue 96” edition of the monthly NARPO magazine contained this full page article by Mark Botham. Mark is the Managing Director of Botham Solutions which provides training, ...
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CC Morgan cancelled today’s IOD meeting at Staffordshire Headquarters

We recently reported that Chief Constable Gareth Morgan had invited vulnerable pensioners to Staffordshire Police Headquarters to discuss the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 and in particular Regulation 33. He ...
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David Lock QC: Chief Constables are under positive legal duty to refer permanently disabled police officers to an SMP

Court holds that Chief Constables are under positive legal duty to refer permanently disabled police officers to an SMP for IOD assessment on retirement if the officer “may” have an entitlement ...
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David Lock QC: The implications for the police injury pension scheme of the decision in R (Evans) v Chief Constable of Cheshire

David Lock QC has released a paper following his highly successful win at the high court in a Judicial Review against Cheshire Constabulary in the Manchester Administrative Court on the ...
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Breaking News: Judicial Review confirms that final decisions are final

Our congratulations to David Lock QC and Ron Thompson of Haven Solicitors who have won another very important Judicial Review against Cheshire Constabulary in the Manchester Administrative Court on the ...
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More ICO advice for Northumbria Police

Another interesting development regarding the use of injured pensioners data by Northumbria Police and complaints that have been made to the Information Commissioners Office (‘ICO’). IODPA believe that a number ...
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Employment and Support Allowance (‘ESA’) and injury pensions

Reduction of Employment and Support Allowance (‘ESA’) from injury pensions finally gets put on to the statute books. uksi_20180262_en Our advice to our members remains the same. You will need ...
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“Round One” to Staffordshire Police

Mr Justice KERR recently handed down a judgement in the case of BOSKOVIC v. Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police. The matter was heard in Manchester Administrative Court on the 31st ...
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Northumbria Police Federation Wins ICO Advice Notice

Inspector Adrian Smiles, a Northumbria Police officer, and vice chairman of the Northumbria Police Federation has asked the ICO to rule on the matter of demanding full medical records from birth. The artificially high, ...
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David Lock QC: Medical reviews of former police officers on injury pensions: Is there any duty to provide medical records?

Published on November 4, 2017 All copyright owned by David Lock QC David Lock QC  FollowFollow David Lock QC Barrister and QC at Landmark Chambers Medical reviews of former police officers on ...
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Dismissed PTSD Officer wins right to sue for discrimination

A former Metropolitan police officer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an assault while on duty, but was dismissed by a misconduct panel who failed to take the PTSD ...
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Employment Judge Rules That The Equality Act Applies To Injury Awards

Northumbria Police has  failed in its attempt to strike out a disability discrimination claim against a former officer with an injury award who Northumbria wanted to continue a review under ...
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Grand Prize Draw Winning Tickets

Our most heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who participated in our “Grand Prize Draw”.  With a huge amount of hard work and your generosity, we  have raised approximately £6130 ...
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