Neil Smith is a partner in the Pensions team.
He has extensive experience in dealing with all types of pensions issues. His practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious issues.
On the contentious side he acts for leading actuarial and benefit consultants in pensions professional negligence actions.
He has also acted in a number of the most significant Part 8 pension cases in recent years, including MNRPF and Foster Wheeler.
Neil has significant experience of Pension Ombudsman determinations.
On the non-contentious side, he advises both trustee and corporate clients in relation to benefit restructures, the pensions aspects of mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, employer covenant issues, insolvency issues.
Neil is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and is on the Pensions Litigation Committee of the Association of Pensions Lawyers. He is a regular speaker and has chaired conferences for CLT, a specialist provider of training for the legal profession, as well as for the Association of Pension Lawyers.
Neil is named as a leading individual in the pensions (and pensions litigation) field in both the Chambers Guide and Legal 500.