Private Practice
  • The pensions team predominately advises trustees of Defined Benefit or Hybrid schemes and some Defined Contribution arrangements. The team also advises employers, insolvency practitioners, and individuals.
  • You'll deliver practical pensions advice and plain English technical analysis to trustees and sponsoring employers on all aspects of pensions law including group reorganisations and mergers (along with clearance applications), scheme design and benefit changes, scheme closure, liability reduction exercises, and general Pensions & Finance Acts matters.
  • Furthermore, you'll advise on contentious pensions matters including professional negligence claims, rectification applications and disputes between trustees and sponsoring employers.
  • Another aspect of the role will be advising distressed employers, or trustees in situations where there are distressed employers.
  • Experience of pensions law is preferable but not essential.

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Bircham Dyson Bell is an award winning, top 100 UK law firm with offices in London and Cambridge. Many of the lawyers and advisers are recognised leaders in their practice areas – their knowledge and expertise helps us to provide a unique, client centred approach to law.

Number of Lawyers: 125+

Elsewhere on the web:
Chambers and Partners
Legal 500
Legal Business

Latest articles from Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
New nationally significant electric line threshold confirmed

The Planning Act infrastructure consenting regime is compulsory for sixteen types of infrastructure, for projects above a certain size threshold in

Read more
2013 - the year ahead in charity law

CIOs are a new legal form of charity, introduced by the Charities Act 2006, but which are only now being brought into effect. They are an

Read more
The Hodgson Review- interim government response published

On 3 December 2012, the Government published its interim response to Lord Hodgson's Report on his review of the operation of the Charities Act 2006

Read more
Growth and Infrastructure Bill pings, but will it pong?

Yesterday, the House of Commons considered the amendments to the Bill that had been made in the House of Lords - the two houses have to agree on the

Read more
HMRC guidance on gift aid declarations

In February 2012, HMRC published amended guidance relating to the declarations donors must make if they want their donation to charity to benefit

Read more
BIM - the next big thing for major projects

. Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is something that you may be familiar with already or it may just be on the edge of your consciousness but

Read more
The cost-sharing VAT opportunity

The Finance Act 2012 sets out the carefully defined and narrow circumstances in which independent entities which make exempt supplies or carry on

Read more
Inheritance tax reduction on legacies to charity

The Finance Act 2012 formalised the Government's 2011 budget proposal to encourage legacies to charity. This is achieved by reducing the rate of

Read more
Charities and the Olympic legacy

The abiding memory of 2012 for many in the UK will be the rousing success of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics both in terms of hosting the

Read more
‘Fairness’ and ‘equality of arms’ in divorce

When making financial orders on divorce (or dissolution of civil partnership), the court exercises a wide discretion. The court is specifically

Read more
First Planning Act 2008 application to be refused

Yesterday, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change refused the application for the Preesall underground gas storage project in

Read more
Top 5 tips to avoid squatters in commercial premises

Squatting has always been a contentious subject for discussion, whether you have been the unfortunate victim of squatters taking up residence in your

Read more
Immigration update

Winter has yet to wrestle its grip on summer. Something else that seems not to change is the Government's propensity to issue changes to the

Read more
You’re hired an employer’s guide to apprenticeships

Against a backdrop of rising youth unemployment, higher tuition fees and a shortage of vocational training opportunities, there is a strong push by

Read more
The National Planning Policy Framework one year on

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012, just over a year ago. It replaced thousands of pages of guidance with

Read more
Checking criminal records breaches right to respect for private life

The current statutory scheme for checking criminal records requires the blanket disclosure of all spent warnings, convictions and cautions in

Read more
Stringfellows lap dancer was not an employee

In Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd v Quashie, the Court of Appeal has reinstated the Employment Tribunal's decision that a lap dancer was self-employed

Read more
And finally...

From the summer of 2013, the cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will be the lower of £74,200 and one year's pay. Although the change

Read more
HS2 - next stop: Westminster

Following Patrick McLoughlin's January announcement of preferred routes for lines to Manchester and Leeds, and with a major public consultation on

Read more
Standing for long periods at work is a ‘normal day-to-day activity’ when assessing disability

In order to qualify as 'disabled' under the Equality Act 2010, an employee must have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and

Read more
Powered by