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Claire is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Management Team. Claire specialises in complex commercial claims, particularly those relating to financial services or pensions.
Claire is one of Eversheds' specialists who deal with pensions disputes. She is experienced in dealing with a wide range of pensions disputes, including professional negligence claims on behalf of both trustees and employers, representative proceedings seeking directions from the Court and Pensions Ombudsman complaints. She acted on behalf of one of the representative beneficiaries in the Court of Appeal case Trustee Solutions Limited -v- Dubery and another [2008] 1 All ER 826. She also advised a representative defendant in the recent proceedings brought by the trustee of the Pilots National Pension Fund (PNPF Trust Company Ltd v Taylor and others [2010] EWHC 1573 (Ch)).  Claire  is also a specialist in dealing with enforcement proceedings instigated by the Financial Conduct Authority and AIM, and has recently deal with enforcement matters including market abuse, CASS, AML controls and SYSC related issues.

Claire regularly provides training for clients, and has spoken at external conferences for NAPF, SPC and the Actuarial Profession. She contributes articles and comments regularly, and has contributed several technical notes for Practical Law Company in relation to pensions issues, including "Costs in Pensions Litigation" and "Investment Issues in DC Schemes". Claire was noted as an Up and Coming Individual in Chambers 2011/12, which said that she "maintains a strong profile in the market as a "safe pair of hands" for complex pensions disputes". 

Claire is a member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and sits on the APL Pensions Litigation Committee.



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London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Claire CarrollEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP fields ‘a technically astute, commercial, and very responsive and proactive team‘ that represents trustees, employers, administrators, life offices and banks , working closely with the firm’s non-contentious pensions practice to provide coverage of the waterfront of pensions disputes. The group is well-versed in construction and rectification proceedings, pensions mis-selling claims, judicial reviews of public sector pensions legislation, enforcement proceedings initiated by the regulator and internal investigations relating to governance. The group is also able to handle ancillary matters, such as disputes arising from data privacy issues. Taking the lead from London is Claire Carroll (provides ‘excellent tactical advice‘), who is experienced in professional liability cases, in addition to pensions disputes more broadly. Jennifer Miles, also in London, handles professional negligence claims for claimants and defendants, as well as issues before the pensions ombudsman and regulator. In Birmingham, Emma King focuses on liability risk reduction for legacy defined benefit pensions, as well as consolidating pension arrangements; while principal associate Daniel Murphy is active in rectification claims and professional negligence cases.

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP defend high value claims and advises on regulatory investigations involving accountants, insurance brokers and pensions advisors. Simon Brooks  is skilled in high value, complex claims, defending legal, financial and construction professionals. Claire Carroll  defends claims brought against pensions professionals, trustees and advisers. Jennifer Miles, meanwhile, led the firm’s team which reached a settlement on behalf of a former KPMG audit director who had faced an investigation and enforcement proceedings brought by the Financial Reporting Counsel.