We are experienced in every area of pensions and retirement savings law. Whether you are a trustee, employer, insurance company, master trust, or personal pension provider, we are committed to helping you solve your legal issues. Our ability to find solutions to the most complex of legal problems, and our track record of working on groundbreaking and innovative matters, enables us to deliver outstanding personal partner-led service to all our clients. And our position at the heart of the industry enables us to keep on top of all the latest developments and evolve our offering to make sure we continue to meet client needs.

Pensions litigation

They are a leading pensions law firm – brilliant at understanding and dealing with the complexities of pension litigation.

Our specialist litigation team is unique in its 100% focus on pensions-related litigation. We cover the full spectrum of disputes, from member complaints right through to appeal court and regulatory litigation. For many of our clients, we are embedded in their teams and provide ongoing risk management advice and services, as well as acting in relation to disputes and litigation. Living and breathing pensions litigation means that we have a depth and breadth of experience that can be relied upon, whatever the circumstances. 

Court litigation

Our team has a wealth of experience in handling a wide array of litigation in the courts of England and Wales. We do not shy away from seeing a claim through to trial where the circumstances justify it. However, we measure successful litigation not by the number of legal claims brought before the Court, but by achieving the best solution possible for our clients. 

Member disputes

Members, or groups of members, who are unhappy or who have raised formal complaints can present a significant challenge for schemes. We regularly deal with individual member disputes on a wide range of issues including transfers, cyber threats, data breaches, misstatement claims, auto-enrolment and DC investments. 

Regulatory and risk 

Our team has been involved in the exercise of TPR’s powers since its inception, including its first financial support direction (Sea Containers) and one of its first scheme funding enforcement actions (EMI). We have continued to be involved in a variety of enforcement actions since then, including trustee suspension and prohibition orders, investigations into auto-enrolment breaches, employer contribution breaches, improvement and third-party notices, and anti-avoidance enforcement action. As the pensions regulatory landscape continues to evolve, so too do the risks and governance challenges. We have spoken and written widely on TPR’s powers under the PSA21 and are highly experienced in advising on strategies to minimise future risk, as well as managing regulatory investigations and responding to enforcement proceedings. 

Professional negligence 

We have dealt with a number of negligence actions against professional advisers and administrators in relation to significant and costly errors. Our vast pensions experience enables us to act quickly and efficiently, using tried and tested tactics to move such claims towards a swift settlement.  

Fraud (including cyber and data fraud)

Pension scheme trustees and administrators have important duties when handling personal data. As schemes are increasingly at risk of data breaches and cyber attacks, they are also subject to greater scrutiny from members, industry bodies and claims management companies. Added to that, data breaches frequently catch the attention of the mainstream media. Our team understands the practical issues that come into play when devising a strategy and action plan to respond to data breaches and cyber attacks. 


Key contact

To find out more about our pensions litigation expertise and how we can help you, please contact Peter Murphy.