Eversheds Sutherland

Pensions Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected litigation group offering expertise in the full spectrum of pension issues and related financial services and professional negligence matters. Appears in some of the industry's most high-profile cases on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Demonstrates broad experience in tribunal matters and mediation, as well as appellate work. Also noted for its work handling cases involving regulatory actions.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "They did an excellent job on a high-profile and difficult matter."

Others note: "They have a good range of lawyers with broad expertise."

Work highlights Advised Airways Pension Scheme Trustees on a six-year dispute with British Airways. The trustees were granted Beddoe relief in January 2019 and subsequently reached a settlement with the airline.

Notable practitioners

Claire Carroll
offers significant litigation expertise, and maintains an excellent reputation for pensions work. Her recent work includes advising on Ombudsman complaints, regulatory investigations and professional negligence actions.
"She is clearly a leading individual.""She is very commercially focused, very switched on and savvy.""She has very strong knowledge, and delivers from a position of strength."

Emma King
continues to garner praise for her considerable experience in broad areas of pensions law. She advises on a wide range of pensions matters, including restructurings, regulatory issues and professional negligence claims.

Richard Bacon
ably assists clients with Part 8 proceedings and rectification disputes, among other areas.
"He has the technical knowledge, and he is very pleasant to work with." "He is methodical and considered in his approach, and thorough in his communications."