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Ridge v HM Land Registry [2014] UKEAT/0485/12

Set off of pension claim in tribunal

The EAT has upheld a tribunal’s decision in Ridge v HM Land Registry, a breach of contract (inter alia) claim, that although HM Land Registry was in breach of contract by failing to pay Mr Ridge a sum for loss of pension benefits during his notice period, there was a set off for overpayment of salary.

Mr Ridge had argued that in principle the tribunal had no right to deal with set off, arguing that set off was only available where rules of procedure of the court in which a claimant brings an action allow set off to be pleaded. 

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