Reed Smith LLP

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Full-service firm providing advice to both trustees and employers on various defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Noted for its work on amendments to scheme rules and on investment issues. Accomplished at advising on scheme mergers and consolidation. Clients include large occupational pension schemes.

Strengths Clients note: "They have demonstrated an unwavering desire to get the best outcome for us and have been able to call on additional expertise whenever we need."

"It is an excellent team which is very responsive, provides sound advice and is always pragmatic," reports one source, adding: "They excel in their responsiveness."

Notable practitioners

Justine Senior
's practice covers pension scheme covenant negotiations and restructurings.
"She is exceptional. She is focused on the issues and gives clear, unambiguous advice." "She is pragmatic, quick to respond and very knowledgeable."

Will Sutton
is experienced in working with UK-based pension schemes and often advises on issues such as pension scheme governance and mergers.
"He is very knowledgeable, clear and concise. He understands the end objective the client is trying to achieve and explains things in terms very easy to understand. He looks to find a workable solution."