Squire Patton Boggs

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Notable pensions team that contains leading pensions investment experts. Stands out for its knowledge in local government pension schemes and acknowledged for its strength representing not-for-profit organisations and utility companies. Ably assists both trustees and sponsors regarding defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Strengths Clients say: "They work well together, respond to client needs and offer good value for money."

Sources note: "They offer a very comprehensive service with the right people always being involved."

Work highlights Advised and managed a project for ten local government pensions schemes which collaborated to create the ACCESS Pensions Pool. Work included advice on the procurement of a third-party operator.

Notable practitioners

Clifford Sims is "very respectful but firm in his advice, is absolutely lovely and has a real ability to work with clients," notes a source. He has a robust practice advising clients in the public and private sector on a variety of pensions matters.

According to clients, Kirsty Bartlett is "responsive and explains things well," and also "gives accessible and practical advice." Her work includes advising on scheme mergers, benefit buy-ins and compliance.

Wendy Hunter is "a very solid, reliable lawyer who has a confident style," notes a source. She has extensive experience advising on a wide range of pensions issues including scheme documentation and public to private transfers.