Brodies LLP

Pensions Department

Scotland
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Overview

Our specialist pensions lawyers advise trustees, employers and pension providers on all pension related issues. We have an in-depth understanding of the full range of pension arrangements including defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes, and SIPPs and SASSs.

Our lawyers advise on both Scots and English law. With clients throughout the UK and across the globe, in both the private and public sectors, we have an invaluable sector-specific understanding of pension provision and the impact of pensions legal issues.

We work collaboratively with our corporate, banking, litigation, employment and restructuring and insolvency lawyers to provide advice that is tailored to clients' individual needs. We aim to understand the relationship between the pension scheme and the supporting business and we deliver clear, commercial advice on technical issues and provide workable solutions.

Areas of expertise include: liability reduction and risk management (including buy-ins and buy outs, member options exercises, putting in place (PPF) contingent assets); transfers to master trusts; scheme amendments (including closure exercises and employee consultations); scheme funding (including employer debts and Scottish limited partnership funding arrangements)mergers and acquisitions; corporate transactions and restructuring; pensions and insolvency (including PPF entry); dispute resolution and litigation; GMP Equalisation; automatic enrolment and advice on public sector pension schemes.