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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix

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Partner and head of the pensions team.


Trained Dickinson Dees; partner, Dickinson Dees 2003; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017. Publications: ‘Blackstone’s Guide to the Pensions Act 2004’. Director St Ann’s Pension Trustees Limited.



Lawyer Rankings

North > Employment > Pensions

The Newcastle-based team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP provides its diverse and national client base with ‘down to earth, commercial advice’. The practice is able to benefit from its links to regulatory bodies as well as its reputation in the field of public and voluntary sector pensions. Martin Poore leads the practice- experienced in the field, his expertise ranges from scheme restructuring to legislative compliance. Key practitioner Suzanne Duff advises sponsors and trustees on a variety of issues surrounding occupational pension schemes.

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Clients appreciate that the pensions lawyers at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLPseek to solve problems and work collaboratively with co-advisers‘. The group has well-rounded expertise in pensions issues facing trustees, providers, insurers and sponsoring employers. Martin Poore heads the Newcastle-based department, drawing on specialisms in interpretation of scheme rules, legislative compliance, scheme and corporate sponsor restructuring and liability management. Suzanne Duff  advises trustees ad sponsors on all aspects of occupational pension schemes, as well as handling contentious issues, while Bristol’s Tracy Walsh  stands out for her experience in advising on the structure of scheme mergers, and negotiating scheme closures and benefit redesigns.