Trustee training

17 Feb London, United Kingdom 09:30AM - 04:00PM


Trustee training is essential for all occupational pension scheme trustees and forms an important part of helping trustees to comply with the trustee knowledge and understanding requirements in the Pensions Act 2004. The Act requires trustees to have a knowledge and understanding of the law relating to pensions, trusts, investment and funding and to be conversant with a variety of scheme documents. This course aims at providing pension scheme trustees with the basic understanding of pensions and trust law needed to satisfy that element of the knowledge and understanding requirement.

The CMS trustee training course is focused on pensions law and trusts but also deals with the basic principles in relation to investment and funding. It will be led by experienced lawyers from the pensions team. The course gives trustees practical advice on dealing with situations that commonly arise in trustees’ meetings through talks, discussion and interaction. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure full participation by delegates. A comprehensive pack of course material will be supplied.

Our next course will be held on 17 February 2015 and is suitable for recently appointed pension scheme trustees and those seeking refresher training.

The topics covered will include:

  • Basic legislative requirements
  • Role of the trustee and key trustee duties
  • Investment and funding
  • Scheme documentation
  • Management issues for trustees (including dealing with conflicts of interest)
  • Disputes and liabilities

All of the issues covered (with the exception of scheme funding) are relevant to trustees of both final salary and money purchase schemes.

We are also able to provide courses tailor made to the requirements of a particular scheme. Please contact Mark Grant on +44 (0)20 7367 2325 for more information about this service.

How to register

The cost per delegate is £290 plus VAT (at 20% giving at total of £348). This includes refreshments (breakfast at registration, tea/coffee and lunch) and supporting delegate materials.

To reserve your place(s) simply complete and return the registration form (below) with your remittance to Kate Messenger at the above address. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by credit card, please indicate this on the registration form and we will contact you to arrange payment.

Cheques should be made payable to CMS Cameron McKenna LLP. For further information please contact Kate Messenger on +44 (0)20 7367 3331 or email


  • CMS Mitre House
  • 160 Aldersgate Street
  • London
  • EC1A 4DD