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Squire Patton Boggs

Victoria Leigh

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Squire Patton Boggs

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner


London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Squire Patton Boggs' 'knowledgeable and approachable group' is recognised for its expertise in the public, not-for-profit, investment and utilities sectors and counts Hertfordshire County Council, Merseyside Pension Fund and Action for Children Pension Fund Trustee as clients. London practice head Wendy Hunter has 'a keen eye for detail' and recently advised the trustees of the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan on issues surrounding a Chapter 11 process and assisted the trustees of the Anglian Water Group Pension Scheme with the division of the scheme. Clifford Sims leads the national practice and Victoria Leigh heads up the pensions disputes group; Leigh recently acted for a representative beneficiary in an application for rectification.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Victoria Leigh - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The ‚Äėhardworking, well-informed and effective‚Äô department at¬†Squire Patton Boggs¬†is active in disputes across the chemical, manufacturing, IT and financial services sectors, with a particular strength in fraud, product liability, professional negligence, data breach and cybersecurity issues.¬†The team is acting for Manchester Building Society in a ¬£55m professional negligence claim against Grant Thornton. SSP, GB Group, INEOS Group, Yorkshire Building Society and Assetz SME Capital are also clients. Department head Victoria Leigh¬†has ‚Äėexcellent technical knowledge‚Äô and is experienced in pensions and financial services disputes. Anthony Taylor¬†heads the financial services litigation team and Lucci Dammone¬†has ‚Äėvast experience and a calm presence‚Äô. Senior associates Mike Caird¬†and Peter Lees¬†are also recommended.

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North West: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

At Squire Patton Boggs¬†David Griffiths¬†is ‚Äėable to translate complex technical issues into sensible advice‚Äô and advises employers and trustees on a myriad of complicated pension issues. Victoria Leigh¬† is also recommended for her work on the contentious side. The broad practice regularly advises on issues such as corporate rescues, scheme closures and overseas pension schemes. It has a strong market presence in public sector pensions particularly in local government pension scheme issues. During the past year the team has worked as trustee on a major scheme with cross-border implications and has been dealing with a full range of pension scheme trustee business including assisting with two scheme actuarial valuations. Other active clients include Denholm Pension Scheme, Fenwick Limited Superannuation Fund and Holland & Sherry Pension & Life Assurance Scheme.

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