Michael is a pensions specialist with over 15 years expertise in advising companies and trustees on all legal aspects of employer sponsored occupational pension schemes.
The scope of his advice includes amending and winding up schemes, scheme interpretation issues, scheme mergers, sales and acquisition issues, buy-ins and buy-outs, surplus and deficit issues, complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman and scheme funding discussions.
Michael has particular market expertise in advising charities and not for profit entities and in public sector outsourcing.
He regularly contributes to industry publications and has previously spoken at a number of conferences on pensions matters.
Michael is admitted to practise in England and Wales
- Advised a major US entity on the £600m buy-out of it UK pension scheme
- Advised a party in the Pensions Action Group resulting in a change in legislation regarding FAS entry and benefit levels where solvent employer had abandoned its pension scheme