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Landmark Chambers

David Lock QC and Samantha Broadfoot QC of Landmark Chambers publish police pension podcasts

The UK’s leading authority in police pensions, David Lock QC, is releasing a number of podcasts, providing an in depth discussion of all the current police pension schemes including The ...
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PFEW to launch Compensation Claim against Government over the Police Pension Regulations 2015

Further to our news item and the thoughts David Lock QC on the discriminatory nature of the Police Pension Regulations 2015, here is a link for those who may have ...
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David Lock QC – Confusing Cases And Bad Law

David Lock QC gives an interesting insight into a number of conflicting cases and how recent case law has been shaped. The conflict is between Laws/Evans on one hand and ...
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David Lock QC provides an update to the flawed police pension regulations 2015

David Lock QC has released a new paper over the financial disaster that was imposed on some police officers by the forced implementation of the Police Pension Regulations 2015. The ...
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Government Capitulate Over Psychiatric Injury Award

The Government have capitulated over the granting of psychiatric injury awards when faced with a looming court challenge. Regulation 12 of The Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 allows for an ...
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PSNI

Possible Pension Miscalculations in PSNI – Update

On 2nd October 2019, we published a news item regarding concerns over substantial underpayments of ill-health pensions by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (‘PSNI’). You can read the original ...
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Chief Constable Gareth Morgan Weeps

Gareth Morgan commented on the decisions he’s made:  “I’m fairly unapologetic about it” Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, has taken part in a new BBC documentary, “Cops like us”, following police ...
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Audit Office Report On Injury Awards Angers The Police Federation Of Northern Ireland

A report released by the Northern Ireland Audit Office into Injury on Duty payments to officers is “disappointing and unfair” according to the Police Federation of Northern Ireland. A report ...
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Home Secretary Announces Police Covenant Consultation

Home Secretary Priti Patel has launched a consultation on a new covenant to recognise the service and sacrifice of the police. The Police Covenant will enshrine the rights of serving ...
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Injury Pensions Should Be Paid From The Date Of Retirement And Not Application

Lloyd Kelly case establishes an injured police pensioner’s right to a police injury pension from the date of retirement, even if the pension is awarded in subsequent years. In a ...
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Ian Draper of Draper Vehicle Solutions Ltd, sponsors a vehicle for IODPA

Thanks to the generosity of Staffordshire entrepreneur, Ian Draper of Draper Vehicle Solutions Ltd, Brentwood, Staffordshire, we have taken possession of a sponsored vehicle, which will greatly assist IODPA to ...
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David Lock QC Secures Full Judicial Review For Staffordshire Pensioners

We are pleased to report that on Friday 13th December 2019, David Lock QC has been successful in his application in the Administrative Court in Birmingham to have secured a ...
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PSNI

Possible Pension Miscalculations in PSNI

We were recently contacted by a retired officer from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (‘PSNI’) regarding an ill-health pension calculation from two years ago. The officer had joined the ...
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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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PSNI

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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