The latest advice on the legal challenge to the CARE Pension Scheme
The PFEW has now circulated a briefing paper and positions document on the legal challenge being independently conducted by some officers and you can view the documents here.PFEW - Pension Challenge Positions
PFEW - Pension Challenge Briefing
Widows' Pension Campaign - no widow should be left behind
Home Secretary Theresa May announced on Monday that the widows of police officers who died in the line of duty will no longer lose their pensions if they re-marry or choose to co-habit.
But those who have already re-married or moved in with a partner will not have them reinstated.
The news comes after months of campaigning by a group of police widows led by Kate Hall, whose husband Colin, a West Midlands Police dog handler, died on duty in 1987, and the announcement came on the day the campaigners visited Downing Street to hand over a volume made up of comments from their supporters.
Police Dependants' Trust
The Police Dependants' Trust is the charity that supports the welfare of police officers and their families. Every week police officers suffer injuries that have a huge impact on their lives and in some cases prevent them from being able to work and support their families. Tragically, there are also those officers who simply don’t return home from their shift. For their loved ones, life changes in an instant. The Trust provides support to officers who have been injured on duty, and to the families of those officers who have lost their lives in the line of their police work; you can read more about the nature of that support at www.pdtrust.org or by contacting your local Federation office.
Matrimonial Surgeries with Howells Solicitors
The Gwent Police Federation has now secured free initial consultations with Howells Solicitors to discuss your matrimonial problems. If you have any matrimonial issues that you'd like to discuss in a confidential setting, contact the office to make an appointment or visit their web site and ring Howells directly.
Workforce Agreements 2015
You can now view the workforce agreements for 2015 including agreed shift patterns and their associated protocols. Also available here is the local agreement for Inspectors' hours.
Gorvins Solicitors; Helping YOU…While you help others
Gorvins Solicitors have acted for the police, its officers, personnel and families for more than 20 years. We are experts in all aspects of police family law and provide an unrivalled service which gets to know you and your specific situation.
From divorce and separation issues (including disputes over children, financial matters and police pensions) to residential property and helping you plan your will for the future, you can rest assured Gorvins will provide professional and personal advice to you.
WE OFFER FREE INITIAL ADVICE, FIXED FEES AND DISCOUNTED RATES FOR ALL POLICE FEDERATION MEMBERS, POLICE PERSONNEL, STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT YOUR DEDICATED GORVINS WEBPAGE HERE.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Have you considered what will happen to your financial affairs or personal welfare if you become mentally incapable due to an accident or illness? A comprehensive guide covering the types of Powers of Attorney and how to proceed.
W & G Solicitors
Watkins & Gun Solicitors are an awarding-winning South Wales law firm with offices in Pontypool, Newport and Cardiff.