Pensions Advisory Group – Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce

A Nuffield Foundation funded study found there was a lack of confidence amongst practitioners on the issue of pensions and divorce.  Of 369 court files they studied, 80% had at least one relevant pension yet only 14% contained a pension sharing order. Offsetting remained the most common way of dealing with pensions, but they found little consistency or agreement on how they should be valued.
As a result of the study they established an interdisciplinary Pension Advisory Group, whose purpose was to provide in depth analysis of how pensions and divorce should be approached, particularly in respect of the valuation of pensions.  The group included members of the judiciary, solicitors, barristers, academics and pensions experts.

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