Peter Docking



Peter has extensive experience of the full range of pensions law advice. He advises the trustee boards of several large pension schemes. Recent matters have included funding issues, scheme mergers, Regulator clearance and benefit changes. Peter also advises on international pensions issues and is head of Sackers’ International Pensions Team. He is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ International Committee, a former Chairman of the APL’s Education Committee and writes and lectures regularly on pensions topics.

Peter is also a trustee himself of several pension schemes and chairs many of these.

Memberships and Qualifications

Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member);
IPEBLA (International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association)

Membership of industry working parties:
APL Education Committee (Chairman); IPEBLA (Steering Group Member)

Trusteeships: 11 different funds

Career history

Qualified: 1986, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 1988

Joined Sackers: 1996

Joined partnership/LLP: 1996

Employers: May May & Merrimans (1985-1987)
Nicholson Graham & Jones (1987-1990)

Academic history


University of Exeter (1979-1982)
City of London Polytechnic (1983-1985)

Degree: BA History

Further Information


  • Peter Docking has extensive cross-border expertise and heads up Sackers’ international pensions team. – Chambers UK 2014
  • Recommended – Chambers UK 2012
  • Clients value Peter for “his sympathetic understanding of our commercial concerns.” – Chambers UK 2009


EU Pensions Law, Wiley Law Publications, Ringbound edition (October 1992)

Extracurricular interests and activities:

Family, skiing, hill walking, travel, football.