KWV Limited has admitted that it is unsure whether it has complied with all the legal requirements regarding the winding up of its Edward Cavendish & Sons pension and life assurance scheme.

KWV and ECS are now seeking legal advice about not winding up the scheme.

The outcome of the decision could have a serious impact on the pensions of 29 former employees who were informed about two years ago that their pensions, as they expected them, were not going to materialise.