Lords probes pension case bills

The question of who foots the bill for challenges to the activities of pension fund trustees is to be probed by the House of Lords. In the case of McDonald and others v Horn and others it has given leave for an appeal. The central issue of the case is whether a beneficiary of a pension scheme who sues the trustees for breach of trust is able, in advance of trial, to obtain an order that his costs should be paid out of the scheme's assets regardless of whether he wins or loses his claim.