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Alistair Hill


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

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 and regularly speaks, trains and writes on a variety of topical subjects.

Alistair develops and maintains current and legacy DC pension propositions for financial services clients, acts for DB and DC occupational pension scheme trustees, employers, managers and advisers and advises on pension provision in the third, public and publicly-owned sectors.

He also advises on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions including financial services acquisitions, outsourcings and transfers, private equity acquisitions and disposals, refinancing and restructuring exercises and public/private transactions and staff transfers.

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An "analytical mind and clarity of communication"


"makes us feel at ease"


"processes deep thought into highly useable advice"


"solutions that work in a commercial pensions environment"

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Relevant experience

  • Contract and trust-based pension propositions.
  • SIPP, personal pension, mastertrust and legacy schemes.
  • Occupational and personal pension scheme documentation.
  • Scheme mergers, de-mergers, changes and closures.
  • Benefit changes, de-risking and windup advice.
  • Historically-informed compliance advice (e.g. on sex equalisation).
  • Formal opinions for banking and other purposes.
  • Pensions Regulator, clearance, employer debt and PPF matters.
  • Public, publicly-owned and private sector staff transfers.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Former Scottish Group chairman, Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Law Society of Scotland Pensions Law Reform Sub-committee
  • Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes
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  • Butterworths' PFI Manual – co-author (with Robert Davies) of the Employment and Pensions section covering public and private sector staff transfers.
  • Lexis®PSL – responsible for a growing body of subscription-only material on the design, establishment and operation of personal pension arrangements.
  • Contributor to the Pensions Law Handbook (15th Edition), Bloomsbury Professional.
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  • 1996 – Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • 1996 - Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Test, College of Law, London
  • 1991 – Solicitor and Notary Public (Scotland)
  • 1989 - Dip LP, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1988 - LLB (Hons) University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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