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Peter Murphy

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Sacker & Partners LLP

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Pensions litigation.


Partner in the firm’s Pensions & Investment Litigation team with 20 years litigation experience, 15 of those solely dealing with pensions-related disputes. Peter is recognised as a “leading lawyer” in pensions litigation (Legal 500, 2015). His practice includes High Court trustee applications; contentious regulatory investigations and proceedings; investment related claims involving pension schemes; professional negligence claims (acting for both claimants and defendants); and Pensions Ombudsman and Financial Ombudsman complaints.


Solicitor, Deacons (Brisbane) (1996 to 1999); Sacker & Partners LLP (2000 to present), partner 2006.


Association Pension Lawyers (Full Member).


Queensland University of Technology (1993 LLB); University of Queensland (1998 Postgrad Dip Applied Economics); College of Law of England and Wales (2003 Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test).


Golf and tennis.

London: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Peter Murphy (dispute resolution) - Sacker & Partners LLP

Within: Pensions

'First-class boutique' Sacker & Partners LLP is 'incredibly strong for all types of pensions work'. Ian Pittaway and Peter Murphy lead the non-contentious and contentious practices respectively; Mark Greenlees and defined contribution scheme expert Helen Ball are also names to note. The group's contentious work includes representing the trustees of the HSBC Bank UK Pension Scheme in multiple member complaints and acting for the trustees of the Carillion Pension Scheme in the inquiry and regulator investigation relating to anti-avoidance powers regarding the company's insolvency. Non-contentious highlights include advising the trustees of the Express Pension Scheme and the Arla Foods Pension Scheme on the scheme merger which used an asset-backed contribution structure to equalise funding levels, assisting EDS Trustee with the spin-off of the enterprise services division from Hewlett Packard Enterprises to DXC, and acting for Meredith on the pensions aspects of its $2.8bn offer for Time. The National Grid Pension Scheme, Royal Mail Pension Plan and the TfL Pension Fund are also clients. Ralph McClelland, Lucy Dunbar and Jacqui Reid all made partner in 2018.

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