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Pensions

“Those individuals acknowledged for pensions work are of the highest calibre. The set acts on both litigious and advisory matters, from the practical operation of pensions schemes and their regulatory framework to equalisation issues and professional negligence claims.”

Pensions section, Chambers UK

Consistently recommended for their expertise in pensions law at all levels of seniority, chambers’ excellent clerking services and value for money, Radcliffe Chambers’ barristers act in a wide variety of pensions matters, both litigious and advisory. From QCs to established junior practitioners, all members of the team are able to draw on wide-ranging experience in the field and we have been involved in many of the leading pensions cases in recent years.

Our expertise in pensions law is complemented by our experience in important related areas of the law such as trusts, professional negligence, corporate insolvency and commercial disputes, in which we also practise. We deal with large and small occupational pension schemes; personal pension schemes including small self administered schemes (SSASs) and self invested personal pensions (SIPPs); pension schemes created by statute such as the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Teachers Pension Scheme; and pension schemes in overseas jurisdictions as well as the United Kingdom. Our barristers appear regularly before the Appellate Courts, the High Court, the Pensions Ombudsman and the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator and have been involved in many of the leading pensions cases in recent years. We are also frequently instructed to provide advice in respect of non-contentious issues, including issues which arise as part of larger corporate transactions, and to assist in drafting pension scheme and other pensions-related documentation.

Our clients include scheme trustees, employers, individual members, insurers, scheme administrators and advisers and regulatory bodies including the Pensions Regulator, the Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme. We are instructed by major domestic firms, both in London and elsewhere, and smaller provincial practices as well as overseas clients and direct by pensions professionals.

Members of chambers are active members of the Association of Pension Lawyers and regularly present lectures and seminars to the Association, in-house and elsewhere.

 

For More Information

Please click on the links to the left, or contact a member of our clerking team.

 

Recent Cases of Note

 

For additional information on each case, please view our Pensions brochure