Pensions Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Involved in many of the most high-profile and sensitive matters, offering a wealth of experience in the full range of pension issues. Continues to advise on complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. Clients include trustees and sponsoring employers from a range of industry sectors including banking, financial services and utilities.

Strengths Sources affirm: "They are a very knowledgeable and experienced team. Their advice is very clear, simple and straightforward."

Clients say: "They are very switched on and practical, and give solid commercial advice."

Work highlights Acted for the trustees of Coats UK Pension Scheme in an appeal to the High Court of determinations by The Pensions Ombudsman. The case concerned the entitlement of members to higher pension increases following pensions simplification measures.

Notable practitioners

Geoff Egerton
is a disputes and regulatory specialist who works with clients on professional negligence claims and regulator proceedings, among other areas.
"He is very smart and very hard-working.""He is a good litigator."

Mark Blyth
enjoys a market-leading reputation for his expansive pensions litigation practice. He acts for both claimants and defendants on a range of matters, including regulatory disputes and appeals against decisions from The Pensions Ombudsman.
"He is a class act.""He is a very tenacious litigator."