Hill Dickinson LLP

Pensions Department

North West
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What the team is known for Extensive experience handling matters concerning scheme funding as well as mergers, restructures and closure to future accrual. Advises the trustees and sponsors of high-profile schemes. Noted for its niche expertise in the shipping sector.

Strengths"I am impressed by their no-nonsense and practical approach," one client notes.

Work highlights Acted for the trading company of a charitable trust on agreements with trustees regarding scheme funding.

Notable practitioners


Barry Gibb
acts for employers and scheme trustees on scheme mergers, wind-ups and liability issues. He also advises on pension aspects of corporate transactions.
"He is very straightforward and down to earth, putting clients at ease."


Mark Ridler
regularly acts for trustees on a range of pensions matters, including liability issues, buyins and wind-ups.
"He provides excellent practical support and advice." 


Paula Warnock
provides guidance to trustees and employers on the full gamut of pension scheme matters, such as closures to future accrual, funding agreements and wind-ups.