Our pensions team advises on all aspects of pensions law, working closely with other teams including to provide a joined up approach to our clients' pensions needs.
The pensions team operate out of our London, Manchester and Guildford offices and advise on all aspects of UK pensions law. We count amongst our client's trustees of occupational pension schemes, employers, independent trustees, the Pension Protection Fund, the Pensions Infrastructure Platform, pension trustee indemnity insurers and life assurance companies.
The needs of our clients are diverse and we draw upon the experience of the rest of the firm, including our employment, corporate insurance, corporate, finance, property, infrastructure, dispute resolution and tax teams to give them the full support they require.
Our advice ranges from day-to-day compliance to strategic decision making and particulars areas of focus include:
- De-risking of defined benefit pension schemes
- Pension trustee liability insurance
- Amending and closing defined benefit schemes
- Investments - We have particular expertise advising clients on investments structures, including establishing and advising on investment fund structures and negotiating investment management, fiduciary management and custody agreements.
- Automatic enrolment
In Australia, our offices regularly advise on matters relating to superannuation. We undertake both litigious and corporate advisory work for super funds, providing advice on a variety of issues including taxation, compliance, regulation, fund remediation, industry complaints and life insurance disputes.