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.

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.

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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.