Comprehensive legal advice from an expert Pensions Law Firm

Our dedicated team provides expert advice to all industry sectors in respect of private and public sector pension schemes, regulatory compliance, pension disputes and life assurance.

Our expert pensions lawyers advise on the restructuring of businesses, financing and refinancing, all forms of corporate activity and conduct, covenant assessments, mergers, pension scheme investments, benefit changes, scheme amendments, advice in relation to the Pensions Regulator and Pension Protection Fund, pension litigation, outsourcing in the public and private sectors as well as SSASs and SIPPs.

Main Areas Of Practice


Pension schemes

Our expert pensions solicitors can advise on all aspects of scheme design benefits changes and amendments, scheme closure and governance.

Salary sacrifice and auto-enrolment

We help you to review your operations to make sure you meet the new auto-enrolment duties. We can also help advise on salary sacrifice arrangements.

Risk transfer

We advise at all levels including buy-in and buy-out projects.

Change management

Following mergers, corporate restructuring or acquisitions, we advise on due diligence, negotiation of pensions warranties, indemnities and section 75 debt management.

Interaction with the Pensions Regulator

Our work includes clearance applications with the Pension Protection Fund.

Insolvency and restructuring

Our expert pensions lawyers can advise on unaffordable pension debt insolvency-related restructurings and apportionments.

Pension disputes

We advise on contentious and non-contentious proceedings, pension scheme claims, professional negligence claims and mediations, pensions and Financial Ombudsman complaints and Regulator investigations.

Understanding legislation

Pensions law is fast paced but we keep up to date with the latest legislation changes and provide commercial advice to help you understand how this impacts your business in real terms.

GDPR

We provide advice to employers and trustees on data protection compliance.

Training

Our client-focused Pensions team provides regular legal updates in the form of joint training initiatives, workshops, seminars, newsletters and bulletins.

Our Clients


We advise corporate clients, insolvency practitioners, government bodies, trustees, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

"They have the benefit of having lawyers with large firm experience, while being local and able to provide that experience to smaller schemes."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019


"It is a very competent organization with great knowledge and flexibility."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019


"They understand what issues are important, and what I particularly like about them is that they are on top of the deadlines. There is no need to push them as you know they will deliver."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2018


Highlights


Our expert pension lawyers recently advised the trustees of a charity which had an unaffordable and volatile pension deficit on the way in which it could restructure through the use of a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement. There were significant negotiations with the Pension Protection Fund and Pensions Regulator.


Our specialist Pensions team advised an infrastructure client on an urgent basis in respect of various high profile public sector outsourcings following the high profile collapse of a different significant infrastructure provider in the sector.


Our pensions experts are currently advising a public sector body in respect of a significant pension dispute and the wider strategic issues facing it which will arise from the matter and will impact on both past outsourcing contracts as well as future contracts.


Our Experts


John
Hamilton
Partner

Southampton

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Ron
Burgess
Partner

London

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Rupert
Graham-Evans
Partner

Southampton

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Adrian
Lamb
Legal Director

Southampton

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Sean
McNulty
Senior Associate

London

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BM Insights


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This article was first published in People Management on 11 Feb. What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong?...

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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

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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There are not many occasions in a mediation where I hesitate to say that mediations are conducted in the "shadow of the court".  I normally emphasise that mediation is not...

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The dispute resolution function of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) is to be absorbed by The Pensions Ombudsmen and will become the single point of contact for all pension dispute...

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