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Pensions lawyers

Our award-winning pensions team is experienced in advising trustees, employers, consultants and insurers on all aspects of pensions law. As well as day-to-day advice, we have particular experience advising on benefit redesign, scheme closures and liability reduction. We are industry-leaders in longevity hedging, buy-in, buy-out, asset-backed funding, funds and corporate restructuring. Unlike other pension law practices, we also work on litigation, as this enables us to brief clients in full on any potentially contentious issues and provides a balanced approach to our advice.

We provide schemes of all sizes with clear, pragmatic and proactive advice. We stand out from other firms with the inside track on key issues that are developing in the pensions market and we make sure that our clients are kept up-to-date on the latest pensions legal developments by sending a variety of regular updates, which focus on what you need to know and, practically, what you need to do.

With 60+ UK lawyers, we have one of the largest pension teams of any major UK law firm (and the largest London pensions team in a full-service law firm). We are widely regarded as market-leaders in the pensions industry maintaining, for the eleventh consecutive year, our top tier rankings for both Pensions and Pensions Litigation in both Chambers and Legal 500. 

More information on the Pensions team can be found here.

They’re the biggest hitter both in terms of litigation and advisory work. They have resources that no one else can contemplate and they do phenomenal work.
Chambers, 2020

 

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Alistair Hill
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
A partner in the CMS Pensions practice, Alistair Hill has focused on UK pension schemes, products and regulation since first specialising in 1991. He practices both as an English and as a Scottish solicitor...
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Keith Webster
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Keith is a partner in the Pensions team. He advises trustees and employers running large occupational pension schemes on all areas of pensions related law, including litigation. He has particular expertise...
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Simon Pilcher
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Pilcher is Head of Financial Markets and Pensions Practice Group and specialises in pensions.Simon joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2003. He advises on all aspects of pensions...
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Neil Smith
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Neil Smith is a partner in the Pensions group. He has extensive experience in dealing with all types of pensions issues. His practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious issues. On the...
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jennifer is a partner in the Pensions team. Jennifer’s experience includes general advisory work covering all aspects of occupational pensions for both sponsoring employers and trustees. She advises...
Caroline Kurup
Caroline Kurup
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is a partner in the Pensions Team at CMS London. Qualifying as a solicitor over 12 years ago, in Australia, Caroline has almost 10 years of experience in pensions law. She has experience in corporate...
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Dominic Harris
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Dominic Harris is a partner in the Pensions Team at CMS, with extensive experience advising trustees, employers, independent governance committees and insurers on all pensions issues. This includes advising...
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Emma Frost
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Emma is a partner in our Pensions team. She is recognised as a leading practitioner in the pensions industry in the Who’s Who Legal.Emma has extensive experience in advising trustees and employers on...
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Mark Grant
Part­ner
Head of Pensions
United Kingdom, London
Mark Grant is a partner who heads the CMS Pensions Team. He joined the firm as a trainee in 1990 and specialised in pensions law since qualifying in 1992. He became a partner in 1999 and is now the Head...
Tim Green
Tim Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Tim is a pensions partner with over 15 years’ experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious pensions matters.  He is trusted for his commercial and pragmatic approach and frequently advises...