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Slaughter and May

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Pensions, Employment and Incentives.


Partner with a broad transactional and advisory practice, covering all aspects of employment, incentives and pensions matters. Besides his transactional work, Philip advises clients on standalone employment, incentives and pensions matters, with a recent focus on arrangements for the appointment, incentivisation and termination of senior executives of listed and non-listed companies.


Joined Slaughter and May in 2006. Partner since 2017.

Phil is a member of the Corporate and Regulatory Committee of the Share Plan Lawyers Group, and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Association of Pension Lawyers. Phil is also recognised as a Next Generation Partner in the Employee Share Schemes section of Legal 500 (2021).

Lawyer Rankings

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.