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Eversheds Sutherland

Pensions

2 ranked lawyersBand 2North East & YorkshireUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Renowned pensions team that draws on the international capabilities of the firm to provide a service to clients regionally, nationally and internationally. Noted for its breadth of expertise, which encompasses all aspects of pensions law, with particularly noteworthy litigation, insurance and investment practices. Expertise covers defined contribution and defined benefit master trusts. Client base includes companies from the healthcare, retail and energy sectors.

Strengths

A client comments: "Eversheds offer intelligent, clear advice that gets to the heart of a problem and helps solve difficult or complicated issues in a positive way."

A source says: "They are an exceptionally strong team, and we have a good working relationship. They have high-quality people and a strong all-round offering."

Another reports: "They have a culture of high-quality service and providing rapid, pragmatic solutions to their clients. We enjoy working with the Eversheds team."

Work highlights

Created and now advises the Deloitte Pensions Master Trust Plan, to allow third-party employers to transfer their defined benefit schemes’ assets and liabilities into a master plan, to achieve economies of scale and offer greater investment opportunities, by bringing together a number of smaller schemes under one umbrella.

Notable practitioners

Andy Wright works with trustees and employers on buy-ins, GMP equalisation and pension aspects of transactions. He also assists with the establishment of hybrid schemes.

Anthea Whitton regularly advises trustees and sponsors in relation to a range of issues such as bulk transfers, scheme mergers and investments.
"Anthea’s advice is carefully considered and presented in a calm, professional manner which inspires confidence and builds consensus. Anthea resolves issues quickly and pragmatically." "Anthea offers clear and intelligent practical advice, is calm in the face of sensitive and tense situations, and is determined to help and contribute positively."

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Pensions

Eversheds Sutherland

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Location

Bridgewater Place

Water Lane

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS11 5DR

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North East & Yorkshire

Pensions


Andy Wright
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Anthea Whitton
Band 2