Liam Goulding

Senior associate


Liam advises trustees and employers on a broad range of issues in connection with both DB and DC arrangements.

He regularly advises on amendments to the governing documentation of schemes, reviewing and updating scheme documentation and interpreting pensions legislation and guidance. He also has experience in advising on and implementing DB scheme mergers and scheme closures, as well as advising on the pensions-related aspects of corporate transactions and the Pensions Regulator’s moral hazard regime.

Liam acts for a number of hybrid schemes with DC sections, which have assets up to £2 billion. Liam’s recent DC experience includes advising on transfers of DC sections in hybrid schemes to DC master trusts, providing on-going advice to DC master trusts and advising on compliance with new legislative and regulatory requirements in respect of DC benefits.

Memberships and Qualifications

Association of Pension Lawyers (Associate Member)

Career history

Qualified: 2016, England and Wales

Pensions experience since: 2016

Joined Sackers: 2018

Employers: Slaughter and May LLP (2017-2018)

Hill Dickinson LLP (2014-2017)

Academic history


Lancaster University (2010-2013)

The University of Law (2013-2014)



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