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Clients single out Blake Morgan LLP for its ‘extremely knowledgeable, helpful and supportive’ advice. Practice head John Hamiltontakes the time to help the client understand every aspect of the matter’. Michael Prior and legal director Adrian Lamb are also recommended. Notable clients include Welplan, Wiley Europe and a significant number of trustees.

At Pitmans LLP, David Hosford is praised for his ‘clear and succinct advice on difficult matters’. Director Symon Rowley specialises in pension scheme documentation and is also recommended. Clients include Ryanair UK Pension Plan and The Jockey Club Racehorses Pension Scheme.

Shoosmiths LLP’s six-partner team is ‘highly creative and able to see the bigger picture’. Suzanne Burrell is the key figure in Reading, and retains a strong client base in the not-for-profit sector. National head David Thompson has notable experience in contentious matters.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP provides ‘responsive and pragmatic advice’ to a client base that includes Ericsson, Lambert Smith Hampton and Leatherhead Food Research. The ‘excellent’ Michael Jones heads the practice.

Penningtons Manches LLP’s team ‘punches above its weight in the market’, and practice head Maria Riccio is ‘a safe pair of hands for any case, large or small’. The firm advised Sun Life of Canada on the operation of its historic pension products.

Stevens & Bolton LLP’s Gabrielle Holgate is ‘extremely thorough in her research, exploring all available options and ensuring compliant documentation’. Areas of focus include funding issues, governance and automatic enrolment.

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