I advise clients from a wide range of industries and acts for trustees of pension schemes and employers on technical and strategic matters.

My practice also focuses on DC pensions. I have particular expertise in auto-enrolment and have an interest in other areas where employment issues meet pensions law such as pensions consultation, pensions tax issues for high earners and the pensions aspects of employment contracts.

I am also closely involved with the implementation of the IORP II pensions directive and the possible impact of Brexit on pension schemes through his role on the international sub-committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Recent experience

  • Advising on a phased buy-in for a trustee client
  • addressing section 75 debt issues for a large multi-employer scheme
  • advising employer clients on the closure of schemes to future accrual
  • winding up of legacy master trust arrangements
  • bulk transfers out to master trusts (including under the new authorisation framework)
  • advising on master trust authorisation issues.

Qualified: 2009, England and Wales

Joined Sackers: 2009

Made partner: 2019