Society of Legal Scholars

W G Hart Legal Workshop 2019: Pensions – Law, Policy and Practice

  • Thursday 20th June 2019
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline 31 August 2018.

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. Huge funds are also managed by the trustees of occupational pension schemes on behalf of members to whom distributions are made as a form of deferred remuneration for their work; in 2015, 33.5 million people were members of such schemes in the UK.

Proposed changes to pension schemes have recently prompted industrial unrest in a number of sectors, including higher education. Yet despite their social significance, and their importance in legal practice, pensions have not recently been the subject of sustained attention by legal academics. The conference aims to bring together legal scholars, scholars from other disciplines, and legal practitioners to exchange ideas and discuss issues of topical concern, and to stimulate the development of new research agendas.

Proposals for papers must be submitted by the closing date to pensionslaw2019@ucl.ac.uk

Further details at:  https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16399