Adrian Lamb Legal Director

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Contact Details

“Adrian Lamb has detailed knowledge.”

Legal 500 2017
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.

Significant experience

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.

Other expertise

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.


Adrian’s Blog

GMP Equalisation - the Lloyds Bank judgment - some greater clarity and certainty?

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.

Impact on life assurance following further drop in lifetime allowance

We discuss the impact of further reductions in lifetime allowance.

Articles by Adrian

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.

The Budget is coming – possible changes to tax treatment for pension contributions


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.

Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes


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

Corporate Governance Regulations: are you ready to report?

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.

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.

Suspending an employee from work

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.

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

Immigration Compliance Audit Service

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.