Ron Burgess Partner
“Wide-ranging pensions expertise acting for an array of different stakeholders including trustees, corporate clients and insolvency practitioners.”
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.
- Mergers, sales and acquisitions
- Corporate restructuring
- Financing and re-financing
- Scheme closures
- Scheme winding-up and buy-outs
- Employer debt and Regulatory action
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.”
Articles by Ron
Throughout 2016 and so far in 2017, defined benefit pension schemes have made headline news for all the wrong reasons.
Related Knowledge & Resources
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.
Following its Green Paper on Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in February last year the DWP has now published its white paper under the above heading.
As many employers will know, on 6 April 2018, and then again on 6 April 2019, the minimum contributions to a pension scheme for the purposes of the automatic enrolment regime will increase.