Court considers the applicability of EU law to pension arrangements


Re: Walker v Innospec & Ors and another case [2015] EWCA Civ 1000

Both of these appeals concerned the appellant’s pension arrangements and their applicability with EU law. In regards to the Mr Obrien’s appeal, the court held that at the time of Mr O’Brien’s service before 7 Apr 2000 as a part-time worker he acquired no pension rights, and cannot do so retroactively. Similarly in Mr Walker’s appeal, the Court held that Directive 2000/78/EC did not apply to pensions rights accrued before 5 Dec 2005.

Nicholas Randall QC and Claire Darwin were involved in this case.