Adrian Lamb Legal Director
“Adrian Lamb has detailed knowledge.”
With a wide range of pensions experience and expertise in of all aspects of pensions trusteeship, Adrian is ideally placed to help rationalise employee benefits.
Main areas of practice
Adrian specialises in pensions law and governance, trusteeship, scheme mergers, closures and winding up, trustee training and the pension aspects of sales and purchases.
Having advised corporates ranging from UK subsidiaries of large multinationals to family-owned businesses, and the trustees of the pension schemes sponsored by employers, Adrian can offer valuable guidance to clients of all sizes.
Adrian was instrumental in establishing and now leading Blake Morgan's professional trusteeship service, provided through North Harbour Trustees Limited.
He has also been involved in scheme mergers, some with combined assets of more than £1.5 billion, many scheme closure projects and advice on auto enrolment.
Seminars: Almost 40 years involvement in pensions law has given Adrian a breadth of experience in all related matters, including funding, investment, covenant assessment and governance, making him a knowledgeable and contemporary seminar speaker.
If you are a trustee or sponsor of a pension scheme that was contracted out of the state-earnings related scheme before 6 April 1997 this affects you.
We discuss the impact of further reductions in lifetime allowance.
Articles by Adrian
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.
This year's Budget will take place on 29 October and there is the usual speculation that the Chancellor will make changes to the tax relief available on pension contributions but other changes to pensions may be announced as well.
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.
Related Knowledge & Resources
New Corporate Governance rules from January this year affect not just quoted companies, but companies with more than 250 employees, with an increased requirement for directors to report on on a variety of matters.
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.
A recent Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance for employers and held that there is no breach of the implied term of trust and confidence where there is reasonable and proper cause to suspend an employee from work pending investigations.
Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?
Blake Morgan is one of the few larger law firms that offer an immigration compliance audit service. We are well placed to do so, drawing on our immigration and commercial expertise.