Barry Gibb > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
50 FOUNTAIN STREET
MANCHESTER
M2 2AS
England

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Barry is a solutions focused pensions lawyer who is instructed by employers and independent trustees to ‘trouble shoot’. He is innovative and responsive when advising clients.

He has been involved in a number of high profile matters including:

• Advising Stobart Group on the pensions issues of the proposed takeover of Flybe. 

• Assisting Swissport GB Limited in respect of a complex scheme merger project for three of its final salary schemes.  

• Providing advice to the Trustees of the PJKI Pension Scheme in relation to a ‘PPF plus’ buy out exercise. 

• Advising Vynova Runcorn Limited on a complex re-write of the rules for two pension schemes following a double scheme closure.
• Advising numerous trustee boards on scheme restructurings:

• Trustees of the Veryards Limited Pension Scheme, putting in place a flexible apportionment arrangement (FAA) and funding guarantee; and
• Trustees of the MWH UK Limited Pension & Life Assurance Plan, agreeing an FAA together with three guarantees and cash mitigation with the Canadian parent company.

Barry is the training partner for the Manchester office of Hill Dickinson and sits on the Training Committee as he is passionate about the next generation of lawyers at Hill Dickinson.

Career

Partner Hill Dickinson 2013 to date.

Languages

Swedish (fluent).

Memberships

Law Society; Association of Pension Lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Employment > Pensions

(Leading individuals)

Barry GibbHill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP has been active advising insurers on buy-ins and buy-outs, as well as pensions litigation and dispute resolution matters. The team also covers GMP rectification and equalisation matters. Barry Gibb leads the team and covers both transactional and scheme advisory work, especially involving benefit change exercises, mergers, restructurings, and buy-outs. Paula Warnock is another name of note regarding her work on GMP equalisation and negotiating settlement agreements involving pensions-related professional negligence claims.