Our pensions team of key lawyers, able to draw on expertise from other areas of the law as required, is formidable.
We combine our wealth of experience and expertise as top City lawyers, with our traditional role as trusted adviser, to offer a unique range of pension legal services.
The legal issues surrounding pensions can be some of the most complex and challenging to navigate. The ever changing and increasing regulatory landscape makes compliance an uphill task. Although pensions remain enormously important for both employers and individuals, employers have to control their overall pension costs, including their legal expenditure. Our multidisciplinary pensions team cuts through the complexities and offers practical solutions, delivered in plain English. We are experienced in negotiating with the Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund for our clients, and even lobbying, if necessary, the DWP and the Treasury to help resolve their issues.
Advising on schemes ranging from £3 billion to £1 million in size, we act for all parties in the pensions arena and on all types of pension arrangements - defined benefit, defined contribution, cash balance, master trusts and personal pension arrangements. We also guide clients through the intricacies of auto-enrolment.
We are particularly well used to advising US corporates, and other overseas parent companies, and their pension trustees, about UK pension issues.
We also have particular expertise in the charity sector, through our work with individual charities and our work with the Charity Finance Directors' Group, who produce 'The Charity Pensions Maze'.
Our practice’s strength is built on a strong foundation of satisfied clients, who continue to use us as their first point of contact for all their pension needs.
Clients benefit from us being part of a full service firm, enabling us to provide seamless service and holistic solutions.
Our trusted adviser role for many clients helps us deal with issues quickly and effectively, and to budget. Every team member takes the time to fully understand the client’s objectives and the role this plays within the bigger picture. We use this knowledge to give sensible, solution-orientated advice, produced in a clear, concise way.
News & Insights
Sabre rattling Pensions Regulator – red in tooth and claw?
The message from TPR is clear – if you don’t fulfil your obligations in relation to pensions auto-enrolment, they will take action.
Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
Trustees should liaise with their advisers to determine whether the regulations apply and if so to ensure they are compliant.
General Data Protection Regulation for pension schemes
Trustees should start talking to their pension scheme advisers now about GDPR and how best to manage the compliance process.