We are the UK’s leading law firm to the pensions industry, advising pension scheme trustees, employers, providers and corporate investors on all aspects of their pension arrangements.
Widely viewed as leaders in the field, we advise more of the UK’s top 200 pension funds than any other law firm.
We are truly a ‘one stop shop’ for our pensions industry clients, advising on risk transfer solutions, ongoing operational issues, pension scheme investments and liability management, funding and security arrangements and contentious issues, as well as advising on contract based arrangements. We are equally as at home advising on the day-to-day running of a pension arrangement as we are helping clients to resolve a specific problem or complete a one-off project. This includes funding and investment, contingent assets and covenant support, managing liabilities, corporate support, regulatory, governance, risk, disputes and operations.
The firm is entirely devoted to meeting the needs of its pensions clients. Since Sackers was established in 1966, our specialist focus has helped us to build a stellar client list of over 450 occupational pension schemes of all sizes and structures and across all industry sectors. We retain key employer appointments on both an advisory and project basis, as well as advising providers, master trusts and IGCs on all aspects of DC pensions.
Whilst other firms have litigators, banking, investment and tax lawyers who ‘do some pensions work’, Sackers has specialist teams who spend all their time on pensions work. Investment lawyers advise on all the key risk transfer solutions including LDI and CDI strategies, buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity transactions, DC asset security and fund reviews and the full range of alternative investment structures. They also offer expert advice on the impact of ESG factors in pension scheme investing and managing and reporting climate risks. Pensions litigators advise on issues such as rectification, equalisation and investment claims. Banking and finance lawyers advise on a wide range of funding and security structures including contingent assets, guarantees, escrow accounts and asset-backed funding structures.
“A pensions boutique with a pre-eminent offering that provides employers, pension scheme and trustee clients with a comprehensive service.” Legal 500 2023
“Sackers is the pre-eminent pensions-related firm in the UK. They have the broadest and deepest resources in the field.” Chambers 2023
We are consistently ranked in the top tier for pensions by both leading UK legal directories (Chambers UK and the Legal 500) and have been for the last twenty years.
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