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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
31 CHERTSEY STREET
GUILDFORD, SURREY
GU1 4HD
England

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Partner in pensions team advising trustees, employers and intermediaries in relation to all aspects of UK pension arrangements. Having worked for many high-profile companies and schemes, she has the specialist knowledge to advise on complex legal issues, in particular relating to liability management, scheme changes, mergers, terminations and debt issues following corporate restructuring or insolvency. She has also been involved in high-profile litigation, most notably the leading equalisation case of Foster Wheeler Ltd v Hanley & Others.

Career

Legal executive and solicitor Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarro); senior solicitor Paisner (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner); senior solicitor and partner Blake Lapthorn (now Blake Morgan); legal counsel and partner Bond Pearce (Womble Bond Dickinson); partner Penningtons (now Penningtons Manches) 2013 to date.

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers.

Education

St Angela’s RC School; FILEX; College of Law (London).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Human resources > Pensions

(Leading individuals)

Maria RiccioPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has a strong reputation as one of ‘the most pre-eminent pension practices in the South East‘. Led by Maria Riccio, the practice works across all sectors with an emphasis on charities, insurance and private wealth. It provides transnational support and training, as well as handling contentious matters such as pensions fraud. The firm also advises private clients in pension disputes with their schemes or employers, in particular involving the operation of Small Self-Administered Schemes, Self Invested Personal Pensions and the payment of death benefits. Clare Coley and Verity Cruse are also of note.