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Eversheds LLP’s team ‘provides a high level of client service and always seeks to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to providing advice’. It acts for Siemens plc, Aston University and Staffordshire County Council. The team recently advised two clients on the establishment of an asset and liability management partnership, now known as the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership.

Gowling WLG’s team represents clients in the education, local government, transport and automotive sectors. Glyn Ryland heads the team, which also includes Paul Carberry, Christopher Stiles and Jane Kola.

The team at Pinsent Masons LLP has ‘excellent sector knowledge and good cross-discipline advice’. Simon Laight is ‘an excellent technical lawyer with a good commercial understanding of the industry’. Richard Williams joined the team from Addleshaw Goddard LLP. Nick Stones heads the department.

Squire Patton Boggs has ‘one of the very best pension law teams in the UK’, according to one client. Matthew Giles is ‘impressive and well briefed’.

Gateley Plc is ‘excellent in all areas: response times, knowledge and value for money’. Michael Collins leads the team, which counts University of Leicester and MacMillan Publishers among its clients. Jill Walters is recommended. Mario Conti retired from the partnership in 2015.

Key contacts at Freeths are Parminder Latimer and Anne Taylor. The department’s clients include trade unions, banks, insurers and charities.

Clare Grice, who is ‘an experienced and highly knowledgeable pensions lawyer’, heads the team at Mills & Reeve LLP. The practice has expertise in relation to corporate restructurings, scheme closures, automatic enrolment and equalisation issues.

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