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Sacker & Partners LLP

Pensions Litigation

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What the team is known for

Respected team of pensions litigators who offer broad experience to trustees, advisers and sponsoring companies. Notable for its work in relation to both public and private sector schemes. Offers advice on the full gamut of pensions disputes, with standout expertise in investment-related litigation. Known for its work on professional negligence, rectification and Pensions Ombudsman matters.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "They have shown the greatest readiness to engage closely with the client's concerns and have been masters of their brief."

Others are impressed because "they are willing to give a clear view on the likely outcome of a course of action, and have proven to be right on a consistent basis."

Work highlights

Acted for the trustees of Lloyds Bank Pension Schemes in a complex rectification matter. The claim related to three pension deeds which were drafted incorrectly by the scheme’s former legal advisers, each of which required rectification in its own right.

Notable practitioners

Arshad Khan possesses thorough experience in a full spectrum of pensions litigation matters. He has acknowledged ability in handling rectification matters, professional negligence claims and matters involving The Pensions Ombudsman.
"He is very experienced and very easy to work with."

James Bingham is particularly skilled at advising clients on regulatory investigations, Part 8 proceedings and cases involving allegations of negligent misstatement.
"He is knowledgeable, accessible and helpful."

Peter Murphy is held in high regard for his skill on complex pensions disputes. His comprehensive practice covers, among other issues, professional negligence matters, Pensions Ombudsman complaints and Pensions Regulator investigations.
"He is extremely thorough, highly skilled and knowledgeable."

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Overview

We advise pension scheme trustees and employers on all categories of dispute from member complaints right through to appeal court litigation. For a number of clients we act alongside, or effectively as, their in-house disputes team.

Our expert litigators, led by partner Peter Murphy, act for both claimants and respondents in all forms of pensions litigation. This includes High Court trustee applications, contentious regulatory investigations and proceedings, investment related claims involving pension schemes, professional negligence claims and mediations, and Pensions Ombudsman and Financial Ombudsman complaints.

In addition to pure litigation work, the team provides regular risk management and dispute resolution advice that helps to nip any issues in the bud. We also provide advice on the issues relating to pension schemes’ participation in shareholder class actions both in the UK and abroad, including tailored protocols and guidance notes.

More information about who we are and what we do can be found at our website,

www.sackers.com

Members

Murphy, Peter (Head of Department)

Bingham, James

Dunning-Foreman, Aaron

Khan, Arshad

Clients

More of the UK’s top 200 pension schemes than any other firm

Industries

We are active across all industry sectors, with particular strength in financial services, media, energy and retail.

Pensions Litigation Department

Sacker & Partners LLP

firm
Department location

20 Gresham Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7JE

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UK-wide

Pensions Litigation


Arshad Khan
Band 4
James Bingham
Up and Coming
Peter Murphy
Band 2