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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 WOOD STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 7WS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 4500
Fax:
Fax 020 7919 4919
DX:
154280 CHEAPSIDE 8
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Jennifer Miles

Tel:
Work +44 20 7919 0817
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Jennifer is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Management Team. She handles a broad range of complex disputes and investigations for clients in the financial and professional services sectors, as well as specialising in pension trust litigation.

She has experience of obtaining judgment for clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal; advising on jurisdiction disputes; and international investigations.

Jennifer regularly provides training to clients on a broad range of legal issues. She is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Position

Partner


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP hired Jake McQuitty, a former head of investigations and enforcement EMEA at Barclays, from TLT. The 'down-to-earth and pleasant-to-deal-with team' covers all aspects of contentious civil, criminal and regulatory work for the firm’s major financial institution client base; in a long-running matter, Andrew Legg continued to defend Law Debenture Trust Corporation against litigation issues arising from its involvement as a bond trustee in five sets of bonds issued in the 1980s by various Bell Group companies; the case involves complex issues of statutory and contractual interpretation. Matthew Allen’s dispute experience includes structured products, derivatives and complex banking disputes; and David Flack, who is 'a good technical lawyer with commercial experience and pragmatism', is experienced in all aspects of wholesale and retail banking litigation and regulatory investigations work. Jennifer Miles and Mariafrancesca De Leo are also highly rated.

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London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's 'market-leading pensions practice' provides 'a first-class service' with 'top-notch strategic guidance, excellent technical breadth and a level of commercialism that cannot be beaten'. On the non-contentious side, Francois Barker, who ‘has the commercial overview to back up the specialist pensions knowledge’, leads the global practice while Jeremy Goodwin, who clients praise as ‘one of the best pensions partners in the City’, heads up the London team. Recent highlights include Goodwin advising the trustees of the General Motors pensions scheme on the switch of its sponsoring employer and assisting the trustees of the BHS Pensions Scheme with the establishment of the BHS2 Pension Scheme following negotiations with Sir Philip Green. Contentious team head Claire Carroll, who is ‘a very authoritative and measured lawyer’, and Jennifer Miles are the key names for pension litigation matters; Miles recently defended Airways Pension Scheme Trustees in High Court proceedings brought by BA challenging the validity of decisions made by the trustees, and represented Barnardo's in its Supreme Court appeal relating to whether the trustees can adopt an index other than RPI. British Airways pensions schemes, P&O Pension Scheme, GE Pension Plan and Deloitte are also clients.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has ‘excellent technical breadth and experience’ and stands out for its expertise in claims against insurance brokers, accountants and pension advisers. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, Aon, HCC International Insurance Company, KPMG, XL Catlin and Lockton Companies are among its clients. Claire Carroll regularly defends claims brought against pensions professionals, trustees and advisers, and is acting for a global consultancy and the trustee of one of its occupational pension schemes in a potential professional negligence claim in relation to the possible overpayment of tax-free lump sums to more than 100 members of an occupational pension scheme. Practice head Simon Brooks, who has a ‘good understanding of the law and a common-sense approach to legal issues’, is experienced in claims against insurance brokers, lawyers, accountants and construction professionals. Matthew Allen handles claims involving finance professionals and Paula Gaddum is active across claims involving accountants, solicitors, construction professionals and brokers. Jennifer Miles and Frank Thompson are also key members of the team, as are principal associates Kate Hill and Christopher Ives, who is based in Manchester, and senior associate Naz Gauri.

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