Pensions

Pensions are seen by many as the most significant employee benefit aside from salary. We understand the issues that employers and trustees of both private occupational and public pension schemes face when negotiating a complex maze of pension, social security, tax and employment legislation, as well as frequent judicial decisions and European developments.

Our Pensions lawyers are here to guide you through this maze and can advise on all aspects of pensions law. You will find us knowledgeable, professional and approachable. Clients tell us they value our understanding of their often complex requirements and our approach of offering straightforward, clear and practical advice to provide the solution that works best for them.

Our Experience

We advise a diverse range of clients across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, from multi-national companies and owner-managed businesses, to Scottish Government agencies, local authorities and charitable bodies.

Our Clients
  • Jacobs UK Limited and the trustees of its various pension schemes
  • JPI Media
  • Scottish Council for Development & Industry
  • The J & J Denholm Group and the trustees of its pension schemes
  • Trustees of Edinburgh Airport Pension Scheme
  • Trustees of the Chivas Brothers Pension Scheme
  • ‘The team is extremely personable and very client-focused. They offer strong value for money and have a great understanding of what the client is looking for.’

    Legal 500
  • ‘All very approachable and personable but with a keen eye for detail and the practical implications of their advice.’

    Legal 500
  • ‘MacRoberts has a quality pensions team with an excellent knowledge of pensions law. I use the team principally where clients require input on Scottish law issues and have always been impressed with the quality of advice and turn-around times. The team is also accessible and approachable which is important on time-critical projects.’

    Legal 500
  • "I think very highly of MacRoberts – they understand the balance between commerciality and pragmatism."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "The firm's pension team certainly has experience and good delivery and explanation skills".

    Legal 500
  • "We find the team approachable, technically proficient and commercial. They offer competitive pricing and stick to it. Their focus is very much on delivering outcomes."

    Legal 500
  • "An excellent firm providing a range of quality people covering all the key areas we work in."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Their client service is excellent: nothing is too much trouble for them and they provide good value for money."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Pragmatic and commercial outlook"

    Legal 500
  • "Commercially, they are not in the business of looking to score points; they are pragmatic and completely understand the challenges employers and trustees face in the real world."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "The team is 'highly responsive, with a very commercial understanding of the needs of fellow professionals and clients alike'."

    Legal 500
  • "They are very good technically: they know the law and the nuances thereof."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Comes with solutions, not problems."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Highly client-focused and responsive, delivering expert advice at affordable rates."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Very easy to work with, on top of the detail and understands the matters straight away."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "His huge effort and pragmatic approach was well received by the client."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

Employment Law at MacRoberts

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland, and our clients include some of the best known employers across Scotland and the wider UK.

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