Our history

The first 50 years – a brief history

In 1966 respected solicitor Harry Sacker left his role at Linklaters to set up his own practice. It was an amicable departure and he took a number of loyal clients with him. He set up an office providing legal services in commercial law, including pensions. As Sacker and Partners’ reputation grew, so did the size of the firm. In 1990 the partnership decided to refine its focus to become a specialist law firm advising the pensions industry. Harry retired, leaving a thriving specialist practice with a strong reputation as trusted advisers to trustees and employers of pension arrangements.

Looking ahead – the next 50 years

Sackers is now the UK’s leading law firm for the pensions and retirement savings industry. The firm is based in the City of London, although with over 60 lawyers we are a very different firm to the one set up by Harry Sacker in 1966. In addition to trustees and employers, our clients now include providers, Government bodies, IGCs and master trusts. We have evolved to meet our clients’ needs and we now also have pensions litigators and pensions banking and finance specialists. In addition, we play an active part in all the major industry bodies and working groups in the pensions and retirement savings community, ensuring we are at the forefront of developments and changes in legislation and regulation.

We work hard to maintain our position as trusted advisers. We look at what our clients are trying to achieve and give the most commercial and pragmatic advice to reach that objective. This is one of the reasons we have so many long standing clients, with some relationships lasting decades.

We have a strong purpose and vision to take us forward, based on being a specialist firm at the heart of the pensions and retirement savings industry. We hope that Harry would be proud of our continued commitment to delivering the very best advice and service to all our clients.