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Tim Green

Partner

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 The Avenue
Manchester
M3 3AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

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 household name clients on some of the most prominent and high value pensions matters in the industry.  

Tim specialises in advising trustees, sponsors and providers of complex occupational pension arrangements with liabilities ranging from several £1m to over £15bn.  He has particular expertise in pensions restructuring matters in the distressed market involving the PPF, liability mitigation exercises, scheme closure and employer/union consultation, scheme mergers, funding negotiations including contingent security and asset backed funding arrangements, regulatory matters including Pensions Regulator intervention, pensions litigation (from Pensions Ombudsman disputes to cases before the European Court) and advising on large multi-employer pension arrangements including section and scheme wind-up. 

Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, is a Naui international scuba diver and enjoys adventurous holidays in far flung places. 

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"Tim Green is a terrific catch. He is a star, has an eye for the key point, and is a phenomenal client partner."

Legal 500, 2021

"Tim Green is the complete pensions lawyer - he has a very commercial outlook combined with great technical know-how. His drive and vision make him extremely popular with his clients, his team… and with other professionals."

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Safeway in the equalisation case Safeway v Newton before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
  • The Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme in relation to its £15bn pension restructuring.
  • The Trustees of 11 of the Carillion Group Pension Schemes on matters consequent upon the insolvency of Carillion Plc.
  • Closure to accrual and employer/union consultation of a £1bn pension scheme in the motor manufacturing industry.
  • Benefit rectification and trust consolidation for a £500m pension arrangement.
  • Three-way scheme merger of liabilities in excess of £5bn.
  • Part 8 equalisation proceedings and Part 7 professional negligence proceedings.
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Memberships & Roles

Member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers.  

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Publications

  • Contributor to the Pensions Law Handbook (16th Edition), Bloomsbury Professional.
  • Contributor to the Pensions Law Handbook (15th Edition), Bloomsbury Professional.
  • Author - the PLC practice note on Ombudsman Remedies.
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Education

2002 – Legal Practice Course – University of Law, Chester.

2001 – Post Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, Chester.

1997 – PhD, Microbiology ( Immunology Section), University of Leeds.

1994 – 1st Class B.Sc (Hons) Applied Biology, University of Leeds.
 

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