Eversheds Sutherland

Richard Shelton

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Partner and head of the pensions team in Leeds. Advises a wide variety of trustees and employers on a full range of pensions-related legal issues. Many years’ experience of advising on the pensions aspects of corporate sales and acquisitions and restructuring. Considerable expertise, in particular, of advising on issues relating to employer debts, equalisation, amendments and closure to accrual. Also acts for a number of pension clients in Northern Ireland.

Professional Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers


Qualified in 1994;Pitmans 1994-2001, solicitor;Eversheds Sutherland 2001-04, principal associate;Cobbetts LLP 2004-2012, Partner and Head of Pensions;Eversheds Sutherland 2012, Partner.