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.

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
Top Ranked Uk Chambers 2018 Top Tier Firms
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


Rupert Graham-Evans knows his stuff well.

Chambers & Partners UK, 2018

Insights by Rupert


articles

4 February - Rupert Graham-Evans

Employers should be alert to the mandatory increases in total minimum contributions to their qualifying workforce pension schemes under the automatic enrolment regulations. These increases will be required from the...

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newsletters

21 January - Rupert Graham-Evans

In this Winter edition of Pensions Outlook we consider the following issues in the pensions and benefits arena: Some key dates for 2019 PPF changes on contingent assets – trustees'...

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11 September - Rupert Graham-Evans

Many employers are starting to establish excepted life assurance arrangements which fall outside of the UK tax regime for pensions saving. Benefits under excepted schemes do not count towards the...

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