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What the team is known for Well-regarded pensions team advising both defined contribution and defined benefit schemes, including closure to future accrual, transfers and wind-ups. Possesses particular strength in funding arrangements and corporate transactions. Significant experience advising on PPF matters and rectification.
Strengths One market source says: "They provide concise, practical advice and are very proactive."
Another remarks: "They are excellent and understand clients' needs."
Work highlights Advised the trustees of Macmillan Publishers’ Pensions Schemes on a rectification claim worth £15 million.
Michael Collins advises employees and trustees on scheme mergers and amendments as well as providing pensions support in corporate transactions.
"He is always readily available to give clear, unambiguous and straightforward advice that avoids jargon.""He is responsive, clear and concise; he is approachable and has a gift for providing sound but concise advice."