About the organisation and event
Theme: Pensions: Law, Policy & Practice Conference.
Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG, United Kingdom.
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 09:00 and Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 16:00 BST.
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Slaughter and May, and the UCL Faculty of Laws jointly organising the WG Hart Workshop for 2019 on Pensions: Law, Policy & Practice.
State pensions are the largest item in the UK social security budget, estimated to cost £91.6 billion in 2016/17, with 12.9 million recipients paid an average of £7,100 each.
Enormous wealth is also managed by the trustees of occupational pension schemes on behalf of members to whom distributions are eventually made as a form of deferred remuneration for their work; in 2015, 33.5 million people were members of such schemes in the UK.
The social and economic impact of pensions law is therefore huge, and the development of this area of law is relevant to all of us as private citizens. In legal practice, social security law and pensions law are areas that have become increasingly specialised, with many solicitors and barristers making these their exclusive practice areas.
This conference will bring together academics and practitioners with expertise and interest in the area to exchange ideas, discuss issues of topical concern, and stimulate the development of new academic literature and research agendas for the future.
Registration and fees
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