Project Management

Sackers legal project management team supports our lawyers and ensures that our clients benefit from dedicated and specialist knowledge of legal processes and matter delivery when completing large, complex and lengthy projects.

The specialist focus of Sackers enables us to work as an integrated part of the client team rather than a ‘bolt on’ service, as we are able to combine our knowledge and understanding of Sackers clients and the pensions industry when applying project management skills and developing processes.

This integrated support allows our lawyers to concentrate on providing the best legal advice and strategic guidance throughout a matter.

We also provide direct project support to our clients when needed, acting as an extension of their in-house team.

The type of projects we regularly support include: governance (including pensions dashboards and general code), trustee selection and effectiveness, administration (including outsourcing, transfers to master trust and schemes moving a common trustee board), and large risk transfer and investment transactions (including buy-ins/buy-outs, vendor due diligence, sectionalisation, secondary market sales and longevity).

Whether we are running the whole project on behalf of our clients, or working with in-house teams and other advisers fitting the legal aspects into a wider programme, we recognise the importance of delivering on time and in budget. We have created a firmwide framework to implement best practice across the key stages of a matter:

Scoping – initial discussions about overall project strategy, objectives and deliverables

Planning – defining the project phases, tasks, timeline, resource and cost, to ensure feasibility and transparency from the outset

Delivery – facilitating implementation when needed, monitoring and reporting to ensure the project stays on track and on budget

Wrap up – closing the project, capturing best practice and lessons learned, identifying ongoing actions / support required and seeking client feedback.

If we can help in any way, or for more information about what we do, please contact the team.