Andrew advises trustees and employers on a range of pensions issues in respect of both DB and DC arrangements. Andrew is a dual-qualified solicitor admitted to practice in both Scotland and England & Wales.
His experience includes advising on interpretation of legislation and governing documentation, providing advice on day to day queries, member issues and corporate transactions. Andrew is often involved in buy-in transactions and has helped a number of schemes through their end-game planning to eventual wind-up.
Recent experience includes:
- Advising an airline on the closure of its defined benefit scheme
- Working through issues arising from historic amendments
- Establishing excepted group life schemes and advising on their day to day operation
- Employer advice in relation to introducing salary sacrifice for pension contributions.
Memberships and Qualifications
Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Associate Member)
2022, England & Wales
Pensions experience since: 2017
Joined Sackers: 2018
Employers: Pinsent Masons LLP (2016-2018)
University/College: University of Glasgow (2011-2016)
Degree: LL.B Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
When I’m not engrossed in something car-related, I enjoy going to the theatre, good coffee, and convincing myself I’ll go to the gym tomorrow.