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Doyle Clayton
ONE CROWN COURT
CHEAPSIDE
LONDON
EC2V 6LR
England

Work Department

Pensions

Position

I am a partner specialising in all areas of pensions law who advises corporates and trustees on the full range of pensions issues across advisory, transactional and contentious matters.   I have developed a practice focused on assisting sponsors of DB schemes in managing the legal and regulatory risks associated with these arrangements through scheme closures, benefit redesign proposals (such as limiting pensionable pay increases), the associated employment and consultation aspects of these changes and other liability management exercises.

Alongside this, I have extensive experience in assisting clients with the growth of defined contribution (DC) arrangements, such as the introduction of mastertrusts, pensions governance vehicles, and life assurance schemes as well as helping clients comply with recent changes to the pensions tax regime and the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment.   Recent representations include:

Advising a UK infrastructure company on changes to its defined benefit pension arrangement, including the introduction of a variable accrual rate for future service under the scheme.

  • Providing advice on the pensions aspects of a retail acquisition, including subsequent advice on options for restructuring the company’s pension arrangements and potential PPF entry.
  • Advising a sponsoring employer on reducing its pension costs through making changes to commutation and early retirement factors under its defined benefit pension plan.
  • Advising the pension trustees of a UK subsidiary on the impact on employer covenant and provision of appropriate mitigation, following the spin-off of the UK business to the U.S.
  • Providing advice to a UK leisure company on the entering into of a flexible apportionment arrangement and Pensions Regulator clearance application following the sale of the sponsoring employer, as well as providing advice on the subsequent insurance buy-out of the pension scheme.

 

Career

Where trained: London
Year qualified: 2007
Year made partner in present firm: 2017

I joined Doyle Clayton in May 2017 from Slaughter and May having previously practised at a leading mid-market London firm and prior to that, I trained and qualifed with Allen & Overy.

Languages

French (proficient)

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers

Education

LLB Joint Honours Law with French, University of Leeds 2:1 (2002)