Ian Cormican



Ian has a wide range of experience advising trustees and employers on pensions related matters, with an emphasis on investment issues.

Ian’s recent experience includes advising on future service benefit changes, apportionments, funding negotiations, liability management including buy-ins and buy-outs, and developments in defined contributions.

On investment related matters, Ian’s experience includes:

  • advising the Trustees of the ITV Pension Scheme on their longevity swap with Credit Suisse, which covered £1.7bn of liabilities
  • advising on LDI documentation encompassing both segregated IMAs and bespoke pooled fund structures. Ian’s experience includes negotiating the associated ISDA and GMRA documentation
  • reviewing and negotiating fiduciary management/implemented consulting agreements with the key players in those markets
  • undertaking due diligence on a wide range of pooled funds including hedge funds, private equity and credit.

Memberships and Qualifications

Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member)
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (North London Group member)

Career history

Qualified: 1999, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 1999

Joined Sackers: 1999

Joined partnership/LLP: 2007

Employers: Pritchard Englefield

Academic history


University of Southampton (1993-1996)
The College of Law, Guildford (1996-1997)

Degree: LLB (Hons)
Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

Further Information


Ian is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, including:

  • Engaged Investor Trustee Forum 2014 – Fiduciary Duties
  • NAPF North London Group Conference 2014 – Counterparty risk
  • Pensions Investment Academy 2014 – Fiduciary Management