New service: Practitioner Essentials
Family Lore has always been primarily about the latest developments in family law (plus a little nonsense thrown in for light relief). However, there can be an awful lot of family law news, cases and articles. The busy practitioner cannot possibly expect to read every story, law report and article. That is where Practitioner Essentials comes in. With it, I will 'flag up' those items that I come across that I consider to be essential reading for all practising family lawyers. Whilst not promising to be comprehensive, I will try to sift out the wheat from the chaff, and at least attempt to reduce the burden.
I will begin with a brief story in Family Law Week, highlighting the issue of getting a pension provider to implement a pension sharing order. I remember having problems with this when I was practising, and I'm sure many others will have had similar experiences. The story details how the Pensions Ombudsman recently upheld a complaint against a pension provider which failed to implement a pension sharing order made in financial remedy proceedings. Clearly, something to bear in mind when dealing with a recalcitrant provider.