David Lockett has contributed to two publications on the subject of pension rights on Divorce. The first of these is titled “Unlocking Matrimonial Assets on Divorce” is published by Family Law publishing in print of Jordan’s Publishing Limited. It is now in its second edition the second edition published in 2009. The main contributors are Simon Sugar of the Middle Temple and Andrzej Bojarski of Gray’s Inn. The contributions from Simon and Andrzej are excellent and this is a practical and user friendly guide to some of the more challenging areas of ancillary relief and a particular use is higher value cases. David Lockett contributed some details on pensions and David Liddle on accountancy issues. The sections include Evidence, Disclosure, Dissipation of assets, Property, Businesses, Trusts, Inherited Assets, Pensions, Tax and the Economy.
The contributors also took part in a series of seminars run by Jordan’s to discuss the aspects of the book. This was very well received and indeed the contribution felt to be so valuable that participants said that if it had been run a second time they would have attended again to try to take in the issues that they had not had the brain power to cope with all of the first time. David’s other publication was “Pension on Divorce; a practitioners handbook”. This is published by Hamix and he wrote this along with Fiona Haye and Edward Hess of Harcourt Chambers.
This concentrates solely on Pensions on Divorce and is intended as a practical guide to cover all the topics in the day to day matrimonial proceedings in pensions. It is an invaluable guide to the legal aspects of pensions and even the contributors keep it on their desk and refer to it in their daily work. Indeed the Right Honourable Lord Justice Thorpe in his forward made a comment that when an opportunity rises he would expect it to be on their list of authorities. The book covers all aspects of the Law in relation to pension gives both background in terms of the Law and examples of how to deal with many of the situations. It also makes clear that in many of them there is no definitive ruling but describes the options available to the Court. At the back there are sample Cash Equivalent Transfer Values and tables for how you would divide a money purchase fund to achieve equality of income.