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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Litigation, pensions.


Mark heads Linklaters’ Pensions Disputes practice. He is acknowledged as one of the leading UK pensions disputes lawyers and advises employers, trustees, insurers and professional services firms on the most complex, high-value and novel pensions disputes with the Pensions Regulator and before the Courts. These typically concern scheme funding, re-structuring, benefit design, construction of scheme rules, rectification and professional negligence.


Articled Allen & Overy 1988-90; assistant solicitor Linklaters 1990-99; consultant 1999-2001; partner 2001.


Warwick University (1987 BA Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (1988 LSF First Class Honours).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BlythLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP is known for handling high-profile pensions litigation and regulatory disputes, with the team commended by clients for being ‘able to deal with high-quality technical and substantial pensions cases‘. In addition, the group is well-versed in mediation. The team is led by Mark Blyth, who has substantial experience before the pensions regulator and pension protection fund, with a focus on scheme funding and restructuring issues, benefit redesigns, the construction of scheme rules, rectifications, and representing clients bringing professional negligence claims. Blyth is ably supported by managing associate Sarah Opie, who has recent experience in rectification and regulatory enforcement cases; and solicitor-advocate Geoff Egerton, an expert in acting for trustees, employers and professional advisers in professional negligence claims.