With offices in Milton Keynes, the Thames Valley and Solent, Shoosmiths LLP’s sizeable team advises clients on the full-spectrum of matters including buyouts and buy-ins, GMP equalisation, as well as scheme amendments and mergers. Tracey Hemingway is based in Solent and is often engaged in drafting documents and amendments in addition to member communications. Heather Chandler is located in Milton Keynes and advises clients on pension scam matters, while Suzanne Burrell works in The Thames Valley and routinely advises an assortment of trustee and companies on pension scheme mandates.
Pensions in South East
Heather Chandler; Suzanne Burrell; Tracey Hemingway
Other key lawyers:
‘The team and company behind Heather Chandler is extremely strong.’
‘Heather Chandler is our principal legal adviser. She is warm and friendly but at the same time extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have never had cause to doubt her wisdom or advice.’
‘Heather Chandler knows all the work being undertaken even though other lawyers in the team may be dealing with it.’
Trustees of the Electrium Pension Scheme
Trustees of UTC Pension Scheme
Trustees of J&E Hall Pension Scheme
Trustees of Valspar UK Pension Plan
Trustees of the BALPA 1973 Pension Scheme
Trustees of Inmarsat Pension Plan
Trustees of the RNIB Retirement Benefits Plan
Trustees of the Kesslers Group Pension Scheme
Central England Co-operative Society
Trustees of Bank Leumi Pension Scheme
Trustees of Gieves Group Retirement Benefits Scheme
Trustees of Marshall Group Executive Pension Plan
Trustees of the Selwood Group Pension Scheme
Trustee of the Cargill Pension Plan
Trustees of the CIBC Retirement Savings Plan
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Archer Daniels Midland Limited
United States Air Force
Partnering Health Limited
PSGS Trust Corporation Limited
Anwyl Construction Company Limited
Trustees of Covent Garden Market Authority Pension Plan
- Advised Cargill on its acquisition of Croda’s performance technologies and industrial chemicals business.
- Advised the Kessler Plan Trustees on a buy-in with Legal and General.
- Advised Trustees of Pension Scheme for a professional organisation on the transfer to a Master Trust of the DC Section of a hybrid scheme.
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP advises a breadth of public and private sector clients, including individuals, insurers, sponsoring employers, staff associations and trustees. Alison Hills leads the team from London and has notable strength in governance, implementing scheme benefit structure changes, in addition to the pension aspects of corporate restructurings. Clare Coley in Guildford advises clients with drafting and amending trust documents.
Other key lawyers:
Clare Coley; Maria Riccio
‘They have extensive knowledge of employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, pensions, and regulatory work. The practice has adapted to post-covid technology changes and offers both face to face and virtual meetings.’
‘The partners at the firm have thorough expertise of their fields, they always provide immediate updates should things change.’
Trustees of the Bredero Shaw UK Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme
Trustees of the Buhler Pension Scheme
Trustees of the Sortex Final Salary Pension Scheme
Trustees of the United Road Transport Union 1978 Retirement and Death Benefits Pension Scheme
Trustees of the United Road Transport Union Pension Scheme
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Elstree Schools Ltd
The Trustees of The Leicestershire Police Federation Medical Scheme
London & Caledonian Trustees Limited
Trustees of the Northamptonshire Police Federation Group Insurance Scheme
- Advising the Trustees of a final salary scheme for the employees of a trade union on governance requirements and scheme documentation.
- Advising a multinational infrastructure platform company on their ineffective UK salary sacrifice arrangements.
- Advising the Trustees of a final salary scheme with scheme amendments in preparation for buy-out with an insurer.