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Slaughter and May

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Pensions de-risking


Dan is a partner in our Pensions Employment & Incentives Group. He joined the firm in 2017. He has over twenty two years of partner experience. His practice is transactional, general advisory and contentious.  He advises employers and trustees.  Dan’s experience includes preparing for a sale process, benefit redesign and covenant and funding solutions.


Partner since 2017

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel SchafferSlaughter 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 > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Daniel SchafferSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May utilises the expertise of its commercial litigation and pensions lawyers in pensions disputes, with a case list that includes judicial reviews, investigations and proceedings initiated by the pensions regulator, as well as professional negligence claims and mediation proceedings, benefits disputes and ombudsman complaints. Core team members include ‘confidence-inspiring‘ commercial litigator Richard Jeens, who represents trustees and employers in a wide variety of disputes and investigations; and Daniel Schaffer, who trustee clients rate for his ‘depth and breadth of experience and clarity in communicating the key issues‘. Senior associate Edward Coles, who has recent experience in investigations before the pensions regulator; while associate Rachel Hunter is increasingly active in the space.