James Bingham > Sacker & Partners LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Sacker & Partners LLP
20 GRESHAM STREET
LONDON
EC2V 7JE
England

Work Department

Pensions litigation.

Position

James is a partner in our specialist pensions litigation team. His practice covers the full spectrum of pensions related litigation.

He has been involved in a wide variety of cases and has extensive experience of dealing with investigations by the Pensions Regulator in both a defined benefit and a defined contribution context.

James has also worked on a number of significant High Court case, including: Wedgwood v Salt – acting for the representative beneficiary in Part 8 proceedings concerning the closure of the Scheme to future accrual prior to the Scheme entering the PPF; and Saga Group Ltd v Paul – acting for the employer and the trustee jointly in rectification and professional negligence proceedings relating to certain errors in the Scheme documentation.

James has been involved in advising both trustee and adviser clients on professional negligence actions, focusing on the needs of the client and works to ensure that the best possible result is achieved, often through mediation or other forms of ADR.

James also frequently works with the firm’s ongoing clients to provide advice and guidance in relation to complaints brought by members under the scheme’s internal dispute resolution procedure and ultimately to the Pensions Ombudsman. 

Career

Qualified: 2009, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 2010

Joined Sackers: 2010

Joined partnership/LLP: 2018

Employers: Travers Smith LLP (2006-2009)

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member, Pensions Litigation Sub-Committee)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

James BinghamSacker & Partners LLP

‘First rate’ pensions firm Sacker & Partners LLP has ushered in a new era, with David Saunders , who is praised for his ‘calm and balanced’ approach taking over from Ian Pittaway as head of the non-contentious team.The firm is well known for its risk-transfer practice, and represented more than quarter of the £30bn market in bulk annuity transactions. An expert in scheme management, the firm also acts for a significant number of the UK’s top 200 schemes, including household name clients. Janet Brown is a lead partner for several of the firm’s major DB and DC clients. Leading on ESG issues in the sector, Edward Hayes and Fuat Sami advises trustees on corporate change and covenant protection complex restructuring projects. Litigation expert Peter Murphy leads the contentious arm of the practice which specialises in handling complex claims in the High Court and beyond, as well as regulatory investigations, indexation disputes, deed interpretation and professional negligence claims . Other recommended lawyers in this team include James BinghamArshad Khan, and well regarded Aaron Dunning-Foreman.

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Premier pensions firm Sacker & Partners LLP has ushered in a new era, with David Saunders , who is praised for his ‘calm and balanced’ approach taking over from Ian Pittaway as head of the non-contentious team.The firm is well known for its risk-transfer practice, and represented more than quarter of the £30bn market in bulk annuity transactions. An expert in scheme management, the firm also acts for a significant number of the UK’s top 200 schemes, including household name clients. Janet Brown is a lead partner for several of the firm’s major DB and DC clients. Leading on ESG issues in the sector, Edward Hayes and Fuat Sami advises trustees on corporate change and covenant protection complex restructuring projects. Litigation expert Peter Murphy leads the contentious arm of the practice which specialises in handling complex claims in the High Court and beyond, as well as regulatory investigations, indexation disputes, deed interpretation and professional negligence claims . Other recommended lawyers in this team include James Bingham, Arshad Khan, and well regarded ‘No.2’ Aaron Dunning-Foreman.