Rupert Graham-Evans

Partner
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Rupert Graham-Evans works with clients such as employers, trustees and intermediaries on pensions and life assurance matters. Sources note that he has "great attention to detail and is very proactive."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Rupert is a Partner in our pensions team and re-joined Blake Morgan in 2015 from Penningtons Manches LLP.

With over 14 years’ experience of pensions law, Rupert advises employers, trustees, intermediaries and individuals in relation to the legal aspects of UK based pension and life assurance arrangements.

Main areas of practice

Rupert has advised employers and trustees of UK based occupational pension schemes on regulatory compliance, scheme changes (including closure exercises) and scheme mergers.
His experience includes:

  • Advising trustees of defined benefit schemes on guarantees and other security provided to the scheme.
  • Advising employers on pensions issues in corporate transactions and restructuring exercises.
  • Advising on the pensions aspects of public sector outsourcing and transfers of staff from the public sector.
  • Reviewing and drafting scheme documentation.
  • Advising employers on the legal aspects of auto-enrolment and on the legal aspects of life assurance arrangements.

Clients

Rupert has advised a large employer in the retail sector on the legal aspects of the merger of its three UK defined benefit pension schemes.

He advises employers across the sectors in relation to pension and life assurance arrangements.

He advises employers on the pensions implications of outsourcing and the transfer of staff from the public sector.

Expertise

Career

Rupert previously worked for Penningtons Manches, Bond Pearce, Blake Lapthorn, asb law, and Adams & Remers.

Rupert qualified as a solicitor in March 2000 and has specialised in pensions law from 2004.

Rupert graduated from Exeter University in 1994 (LLB Hons) and passed the Legal Practice Course in 1995. Rupert graduated from Sussex University in 1997 with a LLM in International Law.

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Accreditations
Memberships
  • Rupert is a full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers

Significant Experience

  • Advising a major retail client on the merger of its three UK pension schemes (2013)
  • Advising a manufacturing client on the closure of its UK pension scheme (2015)
  • Advising a charity client on the closure of its UK pension scheme (2012)
  • Advising the trustees of a pension scheme in the leisure sector on the submission of a property charge to the Pension Protection Fund (2015)
  • Advising the trustees of a pension scheme in the education sector on submission of property charge to the Pension Protection Fund (2014)
  • Advising the trustees of a pension scheme in the media sector on the submission of a guarantee to the Pensions Protection Fund (2014)
  • Advising employers across all sectors in relation to drafting new and amending existing life assurance trust documentation

Quotes


Life assurance schemes specialist Rupert Graham-Evans also advises on pension issues in the public, charitable and social housing sectors.

Legal 500, 2020

Rupert Graham-Evans knows his stuff well.

Chambers & Partners UK, 2018

Insights by Rupert


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28 June - Rupert Graham-Evans

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17 March - Rupert Graham-Evans

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17 May - Rupert Graham-Evans

An incorrect group life structure or an out of date scheme may result in unnecessary tax liabilities and cause delays to the payment of benefits.

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