Our internal Know-how is recognised by Chambers UK as “second to none” and “the firm is also praised for keeping clients informed on latest pension developments.”

Our Know-how team works hard to fulfil the important roles of keeping both clients and Sackers’ own lawyers up to speed with legal developments in the fast changing world of pensions.

Our expertise

Sharing knowledge with our clients is an integral part of the service we offer and with over 50 pensions experts providing an unrivalled resource (and a combined experience of over 500 years) there is very little that is new to us at Sackers.

It is the job of the Know-how team to:

  • Tap into our collective expertise in order to resolve issues for clients speedily and cost effectively
  • Provide seamless access to information within the firm, whether a new legal development or an old chestnut
  • Act as a centre of excellence, providing research and second opinions on legal matters for all our lawyers.

Each of the lawyers in the Know-how team has practised as a client facing lawyer and so all are well versed in the challenges of having to apply technical law in practice.

Sharing knowledge

Keeping up-to-date with legal developments in pensions and translating them into reality can be both daunting and time consuming. The Know-how team help to produce the comprehensive Knowledge section of our website, providing clients with invaluable insight into the latest developments in pensions law, case summaries and information about forthcoming seminars and events.

In addition, Claire Carey, the head of the Know-how team and Director of Professional Development, personally delivers our very well attended quarterly breakfast seminars.


We take our in-house training programme for our lawyers very seriously. The programme, run by the Know-how team, ensures that knowledge is widely shared across the firm for the benefit of all our clients.

As well as weekly training sessions aimed at all lawyers, we also provide more targeted training for specific lawyers. For example, there are dedicated training programmes for junior lawyers, to ensure they are well grounded in all the building blocks of pensions law and practice, as well as for our Finance and Investment Group.

The Know-how team also helps to prepare, and in some cases deliver, bespoke trustee training.