Steven Hull > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Steven is a Partner in the Human Resources Practice Group, specialising in pensions law. Before joining Eversheds, Steven was head of pensions at a silver circle international law firm. 

With over 27 years' experience, Steven is recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 (the leading client guides to law firms) as a leader in his field. He is praised for his pragmatic and commercial approach.
Steven advises trustees and employers on all aspects of UK pensions law. Steven's experience includes pension scheme restructurings and mergers, the closure of schemes to the future accrual, changes in benefit structure, deficit reduction strategies, asset-backed funding arrangements reservoir trusts and escrow accounts, scheme funding negotiations, rectification of incorrect benefits, the pensions aspects of corporate transactions, restructurings, administrations and insolvencies, and funding and moral hazard disputes before the Pensions Regulator.
His recent experience includes:
acting for the trustees of a defined benefit pension scheme in a Part III scheme funding dispute before the Pensions Regulator;
establishing an asset-backed funding arrangement using real estate assets to resolve scheme funding negotiations and in support of an application to the High Court to approve an RPI to CPI change;
numerous high-profile regulated apportionment arrangements, including Jessops Plc, Reader's Digest, Liberata and Kodak;
advising trustees of numerous schemes in pursuing and resolving substantial equalisation and revaluation claims.
Steven is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, the Society of Pension Consultants, is an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute and speaks regularly at pensions industry conferences and seminars.



Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Responsive and flexible, and always giving sound and practical advice’, the team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is known for its large private sector scheme and trustee and employer clients, which it advises on the waterfront of pensions issues. The group has experience in fundamental benefits reviews, as well as international pensions-related work, drawing on the firm’s global office network. It is also adept at pensions insurance, advising insurance providers on buy-ins and buy-outs. In September 2021, the team was joined by Michael Jones from Pinsent Masons LLP, adding significant expertise in defined benefit and defined contribution master trusts. Francois Barker  is a veteran of the pensions space, often advising industry bodies on the direction of pensions law and policy. He co-leads the department with Jeremy Goodwin, who is an expert in trustees’ responsibilities and duties. The duo is praise by clients for being ‘approachable, facilitative and helpful‘. Also recommended are Steven Hull , Sarah Swift  and Mark Latimour .