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The Divorce etc. (Pensions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Pension attachment: notices

4.—(1) This regulation applies in the circumstances set out in Article 27D(1)(a) (transfers of pension rights).

(2) Where this regulation applies, the person responsible for the first arrangement shall give notice in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation to—

(a)the person responsible for the new arrangement; and

(b)the other party.

(3) The notice to the person responsible for the new arrangement shall include copies of the following documents—

(a)every order made under Article 25 imposing any requirement on the person responsible for the first arrangement in relation to the rights transferred;

(b)any order varying such an order;

(c)all information or particulars which the other party has been required to supply under any provision of rule 2.73 for the purpose of enabling the person responsible for the first arrangement:—

(i)to provide information, documents or representations to the court to enable it to decide what if any requirements should be imposed on that person; or

(ii)to comply with any order imposing such a requirement.

(d)any notice given by the other party to the person responsible for the first arrangement under regulation 6;

(e)where the pension rights under the first arrangement were derived wholly or partly from rights held under a previous pension arrangement, any notice given to the person responsible for the previous arrangement under paragraph (2) on the occasion of that acquisition of rights.

(4) The notice to the other party shall contain the following particulars—

(a)the fact that the pension rights have been transferred;

(b)the date on which the transfer takes effect;

(c)the name and address of the person responsible for the new arrangement;

(d)the fact that the order made under Article 25 is to have effect as if it had been made in respect of the person responsible for the new arrangement.

(5) Both notices shall be given:

(a)within the period provided by section 95 of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(1) for the person responsible for the first arrangement to carry out what the member requires; and

(b)before the expiry of 21 days after the person responsible for the first arrangement has made all required payments to the person responsible for the new arrangement.

(1)

1993 c. 49; section 95 was amended by paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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