Our specialist pensions lawyers advise trustees, employers and pension providers on all pension related issues. We have an in-depth understanding of the full range of pension arrangements including defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes, and SIPPs and SASSs.
Our pensions lawyers advise on both Scots and English law. With clients throughout the UK and across the globe, in both the private and public sectors, we have an invaluable sector-specific understanding of pension provision and the impact of pensions legal issues.
Extremely professional, always willing to explain technical legal pension matters in an understandable way, and empathetic when dealing with difficult and distressing matters.Legal 500 UK 2024
Our pensions lawyers work collaboratively with our corporate, banking, litigation, employment and restructuring and insolvency lawyers to ensure our clients receive advice that is tailored to their individual needs. We aim to understand the relationship between the pension scheme and the business that supports it and we have a strong reputation for delivering clear, commercial advice on highly technical issues and providing workable solutions for trustees and employers.
Brodies has always been able to navigate issues, and provide solid advice to trustees. They have an established and respected offering.Legal 500 UK 2024
Brodies always navigate the legal matters efficiently and are very collaborative.Chambers UK 2024
They have a strong client focus and are manage client expectations well.Chambers UK 2024
The team have been very responsive throughout what has been a fast-paced and ever changing transaction, not only highlighting how changes can impact pension risk, but also how it affects other commercial aspects of the deal.Legal 500 UK 2023
The wealth of skills and expertise among our pensions lawyers means that we are often at the forefront of advising on emerging issues in the UK pensions legal market. Areas of expertise include: liability reduction and risk management (including buy-ins and buy outs, member options exercises, putting in place (PPF) contingent assets); transfers to master trusts; scheme amendments (including closure exercises and employee consultations); scheme funding (including employer debts and Scottish limited partnership funding arrangements)mergers and acquisitions; corporate transactions and restructuring; pensions and insolvency (including PPF entry); dispute resolution and litigation; GMP Equalisation; automatic enrolment and advice on public sector pension schemes.
Pensions key highlights
- Advised the Trustee of the Menzies Money Purchase Pension Scheme on a bulk transfer to the Scottish Widows Master Trust.
- Acted for a major oil and gas company on the pensions aspects (DB and DC) of a significant TUPE transfer from another entity.
- Advised the Trustees of one of the schemes involved in an intra-group defined benefit scheme merger.