Suresh has an in-depth and varied practice having been a pensions lawyer and professional trustee for over 10 years.

Suresh has a wide range of experience covering both contentious and non-contentious work and advises employers, trustees and law firms without pension offerings on a range of issues relating to the interpretation of pension scheme deeds and rules, application of scheme funding, employer and member communications as well as liaison with the Pensions Regulator where appropriate. Suresh is also involved in conducting trustee training where appropriate.

Professional trusteeship experience includes acting as sole and co-trustee of a number of schemes including single and multi-employer industry wide schemes ranging between £2 million and £90 million.

Suresh is recognized in the 2018 editions of Chambers and Legal 500 as “pragmatic, responsive and user-friendly” as well as someone “who stays on top of the detail and remains calm and assured in meetings” respectively.

  • Lay and Professional trustees of schemes between £5 million and £250 million in size;
  • Employers;
  • Banks; and
  • Law firms without pension practices.
  • Advising a board of trustees on CPI/RPI considerations;
  • Advising employers and trustees on asset backed funding structures involving properties and trade contracts;
  • Drafting a complex definitive deeds and rules with several different sections offering final salary, career average and money purchase benefits;
  • Advising a board of trustees on IDRP and pensions ombudsman processes;
  • Acting for a representative beneficiary in a pensions scam case;
  • Training trustees on conflicts of interest and the appointment of a professional trustee.

Previous Law Firms

  • Gateley plc, Senior Associate
  • Halliwells LLP, Associate
  • Pinsent Masons, Solicitor
  • Squire Patton Boggs, Trainee Solicitor

 

Memberships

  • Member of Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Co-Chair Non-Associated Multi Employer Schemes Group

 

Education

  • College of Law, York, CPE, LPC
  • University of Leeds, BA History

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