Your business’s pension scheme is one of your employee’s most valuable benefits. It’s also one of the most complex and highly regulated. Our pension lawyers can help you run your business’s pension arrangements, whatever type it is. So keeping you and your business compliant and helping to avoid costly disputes or litigation.

Pension law involves a lot of complicated legislation, especially if you have an international element to your business. We’ll break down the jargon and give you clear advice on your duties and obligations.

Identifying and solving pension issues early can save your business and your pension scheme a great deal of time and money. We’ll help you manage your business and your pension scheme’s risk and prevent disruptive claims or litigation.

What Pensions Services Do We Offer?

Our pension solicitors can help you with:

  • Interpreting, drafting, and updating pension scheme documents and member communications
  • Assessing how new regulations and guidance affect your business and your pension arrangements
  • The intricacies of auto-enrolment compliance
  • Managing pension disputes
  • Handling pension issues when selling or restructuring a business, including public sector outsourcing
  • Transfers to international pension arrangements, including QROPS
  • Pension tax issues and setting up excepted group life assurance schemes
  • De-risking strategies
  • Pension scheme restructuring.

You can also appoint us as a trustee for your pension fund, either alongside existing trustees or as a sole trustee. You’ll have more time to concentrate on the business and we’ll help you improve investment, governance and communication.

Who Can We Help?

We advise both employers and trustees of pension schemes on all types of scheme and on all aspects of pension law and compliance. We also act for individuals including high net worth individuals and the providers of pension products including QROPS providers. We also guide other pension professionals (and lawyers) through complicated pension law issues.

You can work with us on individual issues or we can provide on-going support as part of a lasting relationship.

Why Choose Our Pension Solicitors?

There are very few issues that our experienced pension solicitors haven’t dealt with before. This means we can offer accurate pricing for our work to help you manage your costs.

We’ll translate technical, jargon-filled documents and legislation into plain English and explain the practical impact for your pension scheme and your business. And then we’ll give you a clear, pragmatic action plan for your next steps.

Pension issues can involve many different areas of law - from employment, to finance, to litigation, and more. As a full service law firm, we’re ready to advise on any topic so you don’t need to shop around to get all the answers you need.

We’ll work closely with you to fully understand your situation and you’ll get bespoke advice that your business or pension scheme needs. We also provide training designed to empower you, so you better understand your legal obligations and the risks that go with running a pension scheme.

Contact Us

With 15 offices across the UK, we can help wherever you and your business are based. Contact us online or call 0808 271 2602 to learn more about how our pensions solicitors can help you.

Case Study – Modernising A Business’s Pensions

A client came to us asking for advice on how to improve their pension arrangements and reduce their risk. They were an employer operating two pension schemes, a legacy defined benefit scheme and a defined contribution scheme.

We provided advice on transferring their defined contribution scheme into a master trust via a bulk transfer to reduce pension scheme administration costs and improve scheme governance. We also advised the employer on the changes to auto-enrolment obligations from April 2019 onwards and what to do to ensure they stayed compliant.

To address their defined benefit risk, we gave advice on an enhanced transfer value exercise -members were offered the chance to transfer out of the scheme, so that the overall liabilities of the scheme were reduced. This was done in conjunction with a buy-in for pensioners to further eliminate risk.

As a further add on, we helped our client set up excepted group life cover for their senior employees to ensure they were taking full advantage of the tax efficiencies that are available.

The changes we were able to implement left the employer free to focus on the day-to-day demands of running their business, without the complications that are associated with operating two substantial pension schemes."

Martin Jenkins, National Head Of Pensions

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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They've always got the client at the centre of what they're doing; they're at the top of the game, they don't treat the clients like numbers but like individuals."

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“From this practice we receive in-depth pensions knowledge and experience together with approachability and responsiveness.”

Legal 500, 2022

"The team is very approachable and works with clients to identify a realistic solution."

Legal 500, 2020

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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