Rosalind Connor spoke on a panel of industry experts at Pensions and Benefits UK in London on 27th June to discuss the future of DB schemes....
Employers can no longer rely on advice provided to trustees on managing their pension scheme issues. As costs of pensions and trustee powers have increased, advice to trustees has become more focused on their interests rather than those of the employer.
Employers need their own advisers so that they can make informed decisions on a range of pension issues such as:
We aim to develop good working relationships with trustees’ advisers, ensuring that practical solutions are found, avoiding disputes or litigation where possible. We believe that the employer is best served by realistic advice and sensible negotiations. We look to protect interests, whilst ensuring that issues are not simply buried and liable to cause problems in the future.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of business and commercial concerns. Our clients do not wish to deal with technical lawyers who do not understand the ‘real world’ needs of business. We combine our technical expertise with an understanding of practical interests and advise accordingly.
is a dedicated, specialist firm of pension lawyers. We focus entirely on workplace pension schemes.
is to provide top quality, value-for-money legal services to those responsible for running workplace pension schemes, and thereby to help schemes deliver the promised benefits to members.
is to employ pension lawyers and staff with top-quality experience and enable them to work in a modern way, operating on a bespoke, lean and adaptable platform.