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MacRoberts LLP

Living Wage
CAPELLA, 60 YORK STREET, GLASGOW, G2 8JX, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 303 1100
Fax:
Fax 0141 332 8886
DX:
70 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.macroberts.com
Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow

James Keith

Tel:
Work 0141 303 1329
Email:
MacRoberts LLP

Work Department

Pensions, Share Schemes and Initiatives

Position

Senior Associate

Career

James advises on all aspects of pensions law and employee ownership law to trustees, companies, public sector and third sector organisations.

He is a director of MacRoberts Trustees Limited, MacRoberts’ independent trustee company.

 

Member

Committee Member of the Scotish Group of the Association of Pension Lawyers

Education

Glasgow Graduate School of Law
Dip LP
2002-2003

University of Strathclyde
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons), Law
1997-2001


Scotland: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

The team at MacRoberts LLP is ‘highly responsive, with a very commercial understanding of the needs of fellow professionals and clients alike’. It advises employers and the trustees of numerous pension schemes on a range of corporate, commercial and transactional matters. The ‘technically excellentMartyn Shaw leads the team, which includes ‘committed’ legal director James Keith. The group is instructed by the Johnson Press Pension Plan on a number of matters, including in connection with the terms of various investment management and custody agreements. Recent highlights include assisting Badtie Group Superannuation and Life Assurance Scheme with a major consolidation and update of the trust deed and rules of the scheme. On the company side, the group acted for the Scottish subsidiary of Devro in connection with liability hedging within its defined benefit occupational pension scheme.

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Scotland: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

MacRoberts LLP’s public sector procurement team specialises in high-value contentious and non-contentious matters concerning Scottish local authorities. The group is led by Duncan Osler, who advises ReadyforBuiness, which is an intermediary between the public and third sectors, on local authority procurement legislation, a recycling contact and the integration of a reserved business lot into a major framework. Katy Wedderburn is representing a large local authority at an employment tribunal regarding multiple claims for unfair dismissal brought by senior education staff (including a head teacher) who were fired for a failure to properly manage a complaint of sexual harassment by an adult student. Legal director James Keith is also recommended for his expertise in local government pension schemes.

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