Burges Salmon LLP

Michael Hayles

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Practice Areas

Pensions partner advising trustees and employers in respect of all aspects of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes, heading up the team’s bulk annuity work (including through the streamlined buy-in proposition with Willis Towers Watson). Michael also leads on the firm’s public sector pensions work including acting for Local Government Pension Scheme funds and employers, central government clients, Transport for Wales and other rail sector clients. Recent projects Michael has led on include consolidating £1bn+ liabilities within the Local Government Pension Scheme, acting for an employer on a large transfer into The Pensions Trust, and a large number of buy-in transactions.


Trained at DLA Piper, qualified 2003, Eversheds (2003 – 2005), joined Burges Salmon LLP in 2005, partner from May 2012.

Professional Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers (of the APL Public Sector Sub-Committee member), International Pension and Employee Benefits Law Association (IPEBLA)


LexisPSL articles: Key pensions issues in a private sector outsourcing; TUPE and Beckmann issues in private sector outsourcing; TUPE-an overview for pensions lawyers