Squire Patton Boggs

Pensions Department

North East & Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Well-reputed team, adept at advising on a range of pension scheme matters, including governance issues, liability management and GMP equalisation. Acts for a broad client base that includes trustees, sponsors and employers on issues ranging from public sector outsourcings to investment opportunities. Also noted for advising household-name insurers.

Strengths One client notes: "They are very professional and committed to their clients."

Work highlights Acted for the trustee of the Lucite International Pension Fund on a transfer of defined contribution liabilities to a master trust and risk management arrangements with the sponsor group.

Notable practitioners

Catherine McKenna
has a wealth of experience, acting on investment arrangements, liability management projects and governance issues. She has further strength in scheme closures to future accrual and master trust matters.
"She is very experienced and is able to put across complex ideas in a way that can be understood by all." "She gives concise and highly practical advice."

Elizabeth Graham
advises on various pensions matters such as scheme investments, buyouts and wind-ups of schemes, while also providing support on transfers into master trusts and GMP equalisation.
"She is always available, very practical and pragmatic."