Andrew advises both trustees and employers on a broad range of pensions issues, including the interpretation of pensions legislation and scheme rules. In particular, this has involved advising on day-to-day queries, preparing member communications and reviewing investment management agreements.
His recent experience has involved work to change a scheme’s principal and statutory employer and various projects to close schemes to new members and the future accrual of benefits (both on the employer and trustee side). Andrew also enjoys legal drafting and has completed a number of consolidations of trust deeds and rules and the drafting of new benefit sections for schemes that have undergone benefit change exercises.
Andrew acts for a number of DC schemes and this has allowed him to gain experience of fund mapping exercises, the preparation of governance statements, drafting payment schedules and advising on wind-ups following scheme mergers.
Andrew is a member of the firm’s governance group and has provided advice to a number of clients to help improve their scheme governance. For example, reviewing and drafting conflicts of interest policies and arrangements in relation to MND elections.
Memberships and Qualifications
Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Associate Member)
Qualified: 2014, England & Wales
Pensions experience since: 2014
Joined Sackers: 2015
Employers: Slaughter and May (2014 – 2015)
Hill Dickinson (2012 – 2014)
The College of Law (now called The University of Law) (2011 – 2012)
The University of Manchester (2007 – 2010)
LLB Law, LPC