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Radcliffe Chambers

Pensions

4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Radcliffe Chambers has notable experience in a broad spectrum of pensions matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Its barristers have extensive experience acting in cases with elements of professional negligence and trusts law. As well as acting for the Pensions Regulator and the Pensions Ombudsman, members of Radcliffe Chambers offer trustees and employers the benefit of their substantial expertise in the pensions area. A source says: "Their technical skills are reflected in the wide caseload."

Client service:

"It's a good clerking service and they get you the right people and understand the barristers' capacity." "The quality of the service and speed of responses, plus the personableness of the people, are great." Keith Nagle and John Clark are the senior clerks. Radcliffe made a comprehensive set of webinars available on YouTube over the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Strengths:

Elizabeth Ovey
Elizabeth Ovey is an experienced chancery lawyer who has expertise in pension disputes, as well as related professional negligence and financial services issues. She frequently advises scheme sponsors as well as benefits consultancies.
"She is a stalwart who resonates empathy for the client and demonstrates technical dexterity on the most complex of pensions issues."
Recent work: Represented BIC (UK) Limited in a dispute over the entitlement of directors and former trustees to fixed rate increases.

Strengths:

Henry Day
An effective junior counsel attracting increasing acclaim for his counsel on contentious benefits increases, scheme governance, professional liability and rectification matters. He frequently advises trustees and sponsors.
"He is clever, grasps the issues and is a team player."

Strengths:

Keith Rowley QC
Keith Rowley QC is a leading silk handling the full breadth of pensions issues from Part 8 claims to equalisation matters. He also commands expertise in pension disputes with professional negligence elements. He is sought after by a raft of entities including trustees, sponsoring employers and professional services providers.
"He is ruthlessly methodical and will always appreciate the commercial consequences of his advice."
Recent work: Acted for Lloyds Bank and HBOS in litigation addressing whether legislation or scheme rules discharge trustees who have under-calculated an outgoing member’s transfer payment, or whether additional payments should be made to former members.

Strengths:

Wendy Mathers
Wendy Mathers is an experienced commercial chancery junior who is popular with respondents for her knowledge in Part 8 claims and professional negligence disputes. Her experience includes advising on Pensions Ombudsman matters and issues surrounding equalisation.
"She is good on the technical points and explaining issues to lay clients."
Recent work: Acted for a representative beneficiary in respect of a claim to rectify multiple errors in a series of trust deeds.

Pensions

Radcliffe Chambers

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Location

11 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3QB

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Pensions


Keith Rowley QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Pensions


Elizabeth Ovey
Band 3
Henry Day
Band 4
Wendy Mathers
Band 3