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Slaughter and May

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Pensions and employment.


Charles advises sponsors, trustees and insurers on corporate pension plans.  His experience ranges from pension plan restructuring driven by M&A or insolvency, to funding and covenant negotiations on change of control, to plan closures. 

Corporate pension plans combine uniquely the features of reputation sensitivity and financial risk in a legal context which is complex, highly regulated and where the positions of trustees, sponsors, shareholders, employers, unions, regulators and politicians need reconciling.  Charles has a lot of experience in doing so, and in leading or being part of the multi-disciplinary adviser teams necessary, sourced from our financing, insurance, tax and dispute resolution groups.


Joined Slaughter and May in 1996. Partner since 2001.


Law Society; Law Society of Scotland.


Fettes College; Edinburgh University (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

(Hall of Fame)

Charles CameronSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May is described as ‘the firm to go to when you want something done that has never been done before, or in a way that’s never been done before‘. The practice has a strong advisory focus, while also handling complex transactional matters, acting for both trustees and sponsors, and is made up of ‘exceptional pensions lawyers who have the ability not just to communicate complexity clearly, but to provide strategic guidance to find a way through difficult challenges.’ Key names include practice head Charles Cameron, ‘big-hitter’ Sandeep Maudgill and the highly regarded Daniel Schaffer.

London > Employment > Employers

One of Slaughter and May‘s key strengths is advising listed and privately held clients on the full range of board-level employment matters, from appointments to terminations, remuneration and disputes. Padraig Cronin and Philip Linnard focus exclusively on TUPE, restructurings, outsourcings and incentives aspects of significant transactions. Senior associate Philippa O’Malley undertakes a mix of contentious and non-contentious work, and is particularly recommended for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Charles Cameron is an expert on corporate pension plans.

London > Employment > Employee share schemes

Slaughter and May has a well-established reputation in the market as ‘a go-to law firm in terms of its detailed analysis of legal issues related to employee share schemes’. Corporate pension plans expert Charles Cameron heads the team while Philip Linnard, who ‘has a knack for thinking outside the box’, is ‘a go-to-partner’ for listed and unlisted companies seeking assistance with executive remuneration, employee bonus and share plan matters. Also recommended are  Ian Brown and  Rosemary Nelson, who together have extensive experience in handling the incentives aspects of major M&A, public takeovers, and rights issuance transactions.