Ron Burgess Partner

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“Wide-ranging pensions expertise acting for an array of different stakeholders including trustees, corporate clients and insolvency practitioners.”

Legal 500 2018
Ron provides advice to trustees, corporate clients, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in the pensions industry on a wide range of matters that involve pension schemes.

Main areas of practice

Ron has wide ranging experience in providing pension-related advice on the implications of corporate restructurings, financing and re-financing, general corporate activities and conduct, insolvencies, mergers, benefit changes, pension scheme redesigns and mergers, pension scheme amendments, closures and winding-up and advice in respect of the Pensions Regulator and Pension Protection Fund.


Ron has advised pension scheme trustees, corporates, employers, charities, insolvency practitioners, actuaries and financial institutions on pension-related matters.

Significant experience

  • Mergers, sales and acquisitions
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Financing and re-financing
  • Insolvencies
  • Scheme closures
  • Scheme winding-up and buy-outs
  • Employer debt and Regulatory action
  • Automatic-enrolment


Ron is an admitted solicitor in England and Wales, where he has practiced for the last 16 years and is also admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in law and international relations as well as an LLB degree, having graduated in 1995.


 Association of Pension Lawyers

“He is very calm, softly spoken and a very good technician.”

Chambers UK 2018


Articles by Ron

Defined Benefit Schemes and Struggling Businesses- the elephant in the room


Throughout 2016 and so far in 2017, defined benefit pension schemes have made headline news for all the wrong reasons.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Supreme Court rules on meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’

Matthew Smith discusses a recent Supreme Court decision that confirmed a common-sense approach to the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’ under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010.

What employers need to know about paying life assurance benefits

What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees.

Group Life Newsflash:- excepted schemes

A lot of employers are being advised to consider unregistered group life schemes for their staff for the provision of lump sum death in service benefits.