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David Knox

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Work 0330 222 1827
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Dentons

Work Department

Employment, Pensions and Immigration

Position

David is a partner in our Employment, Pensions and Immigration Team. His specialist areas include UK pension law advice to pension providers, trustees and employers on acquisition, admission and apportionment agreements, asset-backed contribution partnerships and contingent assets, auto-enrolment compliance, DB deficit de-risking and recovery, DC governance, dispute resolution, public service scheme participation, and transfer and outsourcing of businesses, companies and pension liabilities.

Career

Qualified 1986; in-house lawyer NEI plc (now Rolls-Royce) 1986-88; Wilkinson Maughan (now Eversheds) 1988—95; Ward Hadaway 1995-2003; Dundas & Wilson (now CMS) 2003-2012; Maclay Murray & Spens 2013 to date.

Languages

French

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers (Public Sector Committee); Law Society; Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (UK Legal Panel); Pensions Management Institute.

Education

University of Cambridge, UK (Law).


London: Real estate

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Within: Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Following its merger with Murray Maclay & Spens in 2017, Dentons has become an active player in the social housing sector, where its ‘pragmatic, specialist team’ is instructed by public authorities and housing associations in corporate, real estate and financing matters. Department head Wendy Wilks is acting for Family Mosaic Housing in relation to the acquisition of 94 units at a development site in Islington, and also assisted a housing association with the amendment of a planning permission for a London regeneration project. Similarly, Stephen Ashworth is advising Places for People on the planning aspects of a regeneration project at the Gilston Park Estate, which is one of the UK’s largest urban extension projects. David Knox, who focuses on employment and pensions funding, leads a team that is advising Port of Leith Housing Association Group on its pension schemes and obligations. Also recommended are employment specialist Roger Tynan and senior associates Theresa Ferguson-Battershill and Fiona McDonald. Additional clients include GLA, Brighton & Hove City Council and Affordable Housing Finance.

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