Andrew Harper



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 (Full Member)
Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers Junior Sub-Committee

Career history

2018, Scotland
2022, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 2017

Joined Sackers: 2018

Employers: Pinsent Masons LLP (2016-2018)

Academic history

University/College: University of Glasgow (2011-2016)

Degree: LL.B Law

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Further Information

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.