Firm profile submitted by Sacker & Partners LLP
Senior Partner: Ian Pittaway
Other Fee Earners: 29
Pensions: Ian Pittaway, Mark Greenlees, Katherine Dandy, Pauline Sibbit, David Saunders
THE FIRM Sackers is the UK’s leading law firm for pension schemes, employers, corporate investors and providers. As a specialist practice working exclusively in the pensions industry, everything the firm does is geared towards advising clients in relation to pensions and retirement savings. Sackers advises over 500 occupational pension schemes of all sizes and structures across all industry sectors. Sackers acts for more of the UK’s top 100 pension funds than any other law firm. Many of these clients have been with the firm for decades. Sackers retains key employer appointments too, both on an advisory and project basis, as well as advising providers, mastertrusts and IGCs. The firm is a member of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of leading human resources law practitioners.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Pensions & Pensions Litigation: 100%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm is entirely devoted to meeting the needs of its pension clients. Whilst other firms have litigators, banking, investment and tax specialists who ‘do some pensions work’, Sackers has pensions litigators advising on issues such as rectification, equalisation and investment claims, pensions banking lawyers acting on SPVs, security arrangements and derivatives transactions, pensions investment lawyers acting on derisking and innovative funding solutions, and pensions tax specialists advising on the implications of the pensions flexibilities, authorised / unauthorised payments, and changes to allowances. Sackers advises trustees and employers on these specialist areas in addition to day-to-day legal and regulatory issues for DB, DC, and hybrid arrangements.