Our People Richard MacDonald

Senior Associate

Richard played a key role in resolving a pension issue which arose at a late stage of a deal involving the sale of my company. Richard offered commercial and pragmatic solutions, and worked quickly and diligently to help get the deal over the line. His personable nature makes him a pleasure to work with.


Richard provides legal advice to the trustees and employers of occupational pension schemes on a variety of matters including buy-ins, apportionment arrangements, scheme mergers, wind-ups, pension freedoms and auto-enrolment. His work covers the private, public and third sectors. Richard’s broad range of experience also includes work undertaken on behalf of our professional trustee company, MacRoberts Trustees Limited, and helping trustees to manage both the operational and strategic aspects of running an occupational pension scheme. 

Richard is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, and holds a Retirement Provision Certificate from the Pensions Management Institute. He is also a member of the Leaders Network of the 2050 Climate Group, having completed the charity’s Young Leaders Development Programme in 2018.

In addition, Richard is a key member of the firm's Environment Committee, driving forward the firm's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our business.

  • Legal Expertise
  • pensions
  • Share Schemes & Incentives