Partner

Pensions

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Partner

Pensions

Expertise

Adam has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of non-contentious and contentious pensions law. Adam’s clients are trustees, employers, actuaries, benefit consultants, senior executives and IFAs. He has a particular interest in helping employers of all sizes reduce their pensions liabilities and risks through pension scheme closures, member option exercises and partial or total buyouts of pension benefits. On the contentious side Adam advises trustees, employers and benefit consultancies on professional negligence claims, typically around errors in scheme drafting and the equalisation of normal retirement ages for men and women, and on Part 8 claims for the rectification or interpretation of scheme documents. As a trusted advisor in his field, he has been recognised in the Chambers directory as being ‘able to understand the issues in an instant’, ‘extremely knowledgeable’ and ‘appreciated for his communication skills’.

Adam Advises

Adam advises across the full spectrum of pensions matters, such as:

  • Providing advice to Pension Scheme Trustees
  • Merger of pension arrangements
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Management of closure of final salary or defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual for employers
  • Strategic reviews of employer benefit provision
  • Advice to both contractors and local authorities in relation to outsourcing and participation in the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Pensions and benefit issues on multijurisdictional transactions.

Publications

  • Professional Pensions
  • Contributor to Butterworths Takeovers: Law and Practice
  • Author Pensions chapter of A Practitioner’s Guide to Private Equity

Awards

  • Super Lawyers London 2013 – Super Lawyers
  • Leading Individual (Pensions and Pensions Litigation) 2013 – Chambers UK
  • Legal Expert (Pensions) 2012 – Legal Business
  • Full member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (November 2016)

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Gowling WLG UK
  • Norton Rose LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Eversheds

Other Professional Information

  • Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Member of IPEBLA 

Education

  • The University of Birmingham (LLB)
  • Hymers College