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Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage
ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, Edinburgh, London

Clive Pugh

Tel:
Work 0117 307 6943
Email:
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Advises trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law and is a specialist on regulatory matters including scheme funding, clearance and governance major Moral Hazard investigations. Continues to draw experience at and with The Pensions Regulator and has advised on a number of complex restructurings for schemes and employers, bringing regulatory insights. Also regarded as an expert in negotiations, including on benefit redesign, closures and corporate developments. Advised on the recent key regulatory cases of Silentnight, Bernard Matthews and also appointed for the reply on McDonalds

Career

Trained Simmons & Simmons; seconded to the FSA for 10 months; qualified as barrister 1996; cross-qualified as solicitor 2001; Pensions Regulator for 5 years; partner Burges Salmon 2008.

Languages

Norwegian.

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers; Association of Pension Lawyers’ International Committee. PLSA Legal Commitee

Education

Attended The United World College of the Atlantic; Magdalene College, Cambridge University (1995 LLM); King’s College London University (1993 LLB).

Leisure

Rugby, football and playing golf.


London: Human resources

Pensions (non-contentious)

Within: Pensions (non-contentious)

Burges Salmon LLP has a particularly strong regulatory offering, with recent instructions involving judicial review applications against the Pensions Regulator and the defence of moral hazard investigations. The firm's client base spans trustees and scheme sponsors in both the public and private sectors, who instruct the team on scheme mergers, buy-ins and other transactions, regulatory compliance, personal pension scheme establishment and GDPR compliance. Justin Briggs and recently promoted partner Suzanne Padmore are stand-out names for pensions disputes, having recently acted on some of the market's most significant professional negligence matters. Further contentious expertise includes rectification actions and pension overpayment recovery. On the non-contentious side, key partners include Richard Pettit, Michael Hayles, Clive Pugh and Alice Honeywill.

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Pensions: dispute resolution

Within: Pensions: dispute resolution

Burges Salmon LLP has a particularly strong regulatory offering, with recent instructions involving judicial review applications against the Pensions Regulator and the defence of moral hazard investigations. The firm's client base spans trustees and scheme sponsors in both the public and private sectors, who instruct the team on scheme mergers, buy-ins and other transactions, regulatory compliance, personal pension scheme establishment and GDPR compliance. Justin Briggs and recently promoted partner Suzanne Padmore are stand-out names for pensions disputes, having recently acted on some of the market's most significant professional negligence matters. Further contentious expertise includes rectification actions and pension overpayment recovery. On the non-contentious side, key partners include Richard Pettit, Michael Hayles, Clive Pugh and Alice Honeywill.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

    - Burges Salmon LLP

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