David advises trustees and employers on a broad range of issues in relation to their defined benefit and defined contribution occupational pension schemes.
He has particular expertise in relation to: changes to scheme benefits; CARE Schemes; scheme mergers; section 75; funding negotiations; contingent assets; scheme wind-ups and de-risking solutions such as buy-outs and buy-ins.
David has a long-standing interest in auto-enrolment, is a member of the Sackers auto-enrolment team and speaks and provides press comment regularly on the subject. David has also taken part in the government consultations on the introduction of auto-enrolment.
David is a member of the Sackers Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and arranges a number of fundraising events for the firm's chosen charities.
Memberships and Qualifications
Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Associate Member)
National Association of Pension Funds (North London Group)
Qualified: 2004, England and Wales
Pensions experience since: 2004
Joined Sackers: 2005
Employers: Allen & Overy (2002-2005)
University / College
Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course (2001)
Queens' College, University of Cambridge (1997-2000)
Degree: MA Law
Legal Practice Course - distinction 2001
Sunday Times and Independent on Sunday
"David is competent, confident and has the ability to explain complex legal matters in a language that all my fellow trustees can understand" - Richard Marchant (Chairman of trustees for the Bausch & Lomb Pension Plan)
Extracurricular interests and activities:
I love spending time with my wife and young children. When I get a spare moment I enjoy most sports, the great outdoors and the occasional surfing trip to North Devon.
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