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Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers
8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England

Position

Michael’s practice encompasses litigation and advice in the fields of pensions (including professional negligence), financial services and private trusts. Has appeared in many of the most high profile and complex pensions cases of recent years.

He has a particular knowledge of the work of actuaries, both in relation to pension funds and life assurance funds.

Career

Called 1985; took Silk 2006; contributor to Ellison on ‘Pension Law and Practice’, and ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (chapter on Actuaries).

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

New College, Oxford (1984 Law First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Michael Tennet QCWilberforce ChambersHuge brain; very passionate and creative; extremely hard working; great lawyer; you really feel he is on your side.

Consistently rated the ‘pre-eminent set‘ for pensions and trust litigation, the barristers at Wilberforce Chambers are said to be: ‘absolutely steeped in these technical areas‘. Specifically, in Safeway v Newton, Brian Green QC and Sebastian Allen secured a reference to the EU’s Court of Justice on the implications of domestic/EU law for trustee powers (this is the largest-ever equalisation case worth over £100m). In addition, Michael Tennet QC and Paul Newman QC tackled the complexities of modified ill-health benefits (regarding past pensionable service) in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd and others. Moreover, the ‘top tier‘ Michael Tennet QC recently addressed the appropriate exercise of discretionary powers in one of the sector’s principal cases: British Airways plc v Airways Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd.

Consistently rated the ‘pre-eminent set‘ for pensions and trust litigation, the barristers at Wilberforce Chambers are said to be: ‘absolutely steeped in these technical areas‘. Specifically, in Safeway v Newton, Brian Green QC and Sebastian Allen secured a reference to the EU’s Court of Justice on the implications of domestic/EU law for trustee powers (this is the largest-ever equalisation case worth over £100m). In addition, Michael Tennet QC and Paul Newman QC tackled the complexities of modified ill-health benefits (regarding past pensionable service) in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd and others. Moreover, the ‘top tier‘ Michael Tennet QC recently addressed the appropriate exercise of discretionary powers in one of the sector’s principal cases: British Airways plc v Airways Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Michael Tennet QCWilberforce ChambersHe is particularly experienced in pensions-related disputes.