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Sacker & Partners LLP

Pensions

6 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished pensions boutique with a broad array of experience in defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Offers expertise from a tax and finance perspective, and has strong litigation capabilities. Recognised sector-specific knowledge of the financial services, media, energy and retail industries. Regularly works with both companies and pensions trustees. Leading on innovative matters regarding large scheme restructuring projects.

Strengths

Interviewees report: "The firm's turnaround times were quick. They delivered on time and provided innovative solutions which demonstrated their ability to think outside of the box."

A client remarks: "I have a strong impression of the firm. They are leaders in the provision of pensions advice."

Work highlights

Advised the Trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme on the settlement of a longstanding dispute with the sponsoring company, British Airways, in relation to awarding members a discretionary increase when the scheme moved from RPI to CPI in 2013.

Notable practitioners

David Saunders assists trustees and employers with a broad array of pension scheme governance issues. He regularly advises on de-risking, liability management and buy-in transactions.
"He's very good - always very well briefed and very professional. He is a very steady, competent lawyer."

Edward Hayes advises on the pensions implications of large corporate transactions, in addition to scheme governance and structuring issues.

Ian Pittaway has extensive experience in the area of pensions law. He assists clients with pensions governance issues and transactions.

Janet Brown 's clients include trustees and employers seeking advice on the full range of pensions issues.
"She's really great and also has a knack for explaining things in simple language that even the most inexperienced trustee could understand."

Pauline Sibbit is regularly called on by clients seeking specialist advice on complex scheme restructurings and financing issues.

Philippa Connaughton assists clients with a wide variety of issues concerning their defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
"She knows her stuff, is easy to work with and is responsive."

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Overview

Sackers is a top tier commercial law firm specialising in advising pension scheme trustees, employers, providers and corporate investors on all aspects of their pension arrangements.

Widely viewed as leaders in the field, we advise more of the UK's top 200 pension funds than any other law firm and have been consistently ranked in the top tier for pensions by both leading UK legal directories (Chambers UK and the Legal 500) for over twenty years.

We provide high quality advice and service to trustee boards, sponsoring employers, providers and government bodies across a broad range of areas. This includes funding and investment, contingent assets and covenant support, managing liabilities, corporate support, governance, risk and operations.

We were named Pensions Law Firm of the Year for the second year running at Pensions Age Awards 2020.

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

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 Department

Sacker & Partners LLP

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20 Gresham Street

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Greater London

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EC2V 7JE

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David Saunders
Band 5
Edward Hayes
Band 3
Ian Pittaway
Band 2
Janet Brown
Band 5
Pauline Sibbit
Band 3
Philippa Connaughton
Band 5