Pinsent Masons

Pensions Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Large pensions litigation team that frequently advises on high-profile cases. Expertise in the full spectrum of pension issues, including professional negligence and rectification claims. Noted for advising on moral hazard matters, as well as judicial review proceedings concerning The Pensions Regulator. Advises scheme trustees and sponsor employers in the insurance, natural resources and finance sectors.

Strengths Clients attest: "They are strong, reliable and have breadth and depth of experience."

Work highlights Acted for Dalriada Trustees in Part 8 proceedings being brought by the Pension Protection Fund. The purpose of the proceedings is to determine the availability of the Fraud Compensation Fund to pension schemes that have been used as the vehicles for pension scams.

Notable practitioners

Ben Fairhead
is recognised for his work on pensions scheme irregularities, with a focus on disputes involving allegations of poor governance, breach of trust or pension scams. 
"He provides incisive advice, and gives really useful training sessions."

Hayley Goldstone
is an expert pensions litigator who stands out for pensions negligence work. She is comfortable advising a full range of clients, and regularly works with sponsors, trustees and beneficiaries.
"She is strong, and gives pragmatic advice." "She is never afraid to give a clear view - she's excellent."

Isabel Nurse-Marsh
offers market-leading insight on all aspects of pensions law. She regularly advises on professional negligence cases, regulatory investigations and rectification matters.
"She is excellent.""She is technical, and has unrivalled insight."