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 Group is 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 reputation is one of being technically excellent, but crucially also of being cost-effective and highly responsive. We convey complex technical matters in a way that clients understand.
Our clients range from employers and trustees operating pension schemes with less than 100 members to those with more than 10,000. For further information on our professional and independent trustee service, please click here.
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.
Some of our clients include:
Jacobs UK Limited and the trustees of its various pension schemes
Johnston Press plc and the trustees of the Johnston Press Pension Plan
Scottish Council for Development & Industry
The J & J Denholm Group and the trustees of its pension schemes
They are very good technically: they know the law and the nuances thereof
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
The team at MacRoberts LLP is ‘highly responsive, with a very commercial understanding of the
needs of fellow professionals and clients alike’.
They are very practical and cost-efficient.
They understand and have a breadth of experience of the ‘real world’ issues facing companies.
“They are very good. I’ve been very impressed with them and I’d want to work with them again.”
“They are very experienced and approachable.”
The team provides ‘concise and comprehensive advice’
They have an in-depth understanding of our pension schemes, they are very responsive and proactive, and the trustees of our pensions schemes value their advice.
They have made particular efforts to engage on a personal level with us and the schemes’ sponsoring employers.
The practice impressed recently with its advice to a US company on its acquisitions in the UK. The team also maintains a strong pensions litigation arm.
Martyn Shaw – “leaves clients very impressed with his clear advice and diligent, detail-orientated style”.
“A well-organised and highly capable team” in relation to pensions and that “clients coming to MacRoberts for advice on employee benefits can expect a solid and very comprehensive service, according to market commentators. Working closely with the firm’s corporate and tax departments, the team is renowned for the breadth of its knowledge and resources”.
They are very patient at explaining concepts to non-lawyers.
Clear and practical advice.
Technically excellent, always available and prepared to put themselves out for clients.
Extremely competitive on price and value for money.
Professional manner, cost-effective service and rapid responses.
A well-organised and highly capable team.
A well-resourced, technically able and commercially minded team.
Solid and very comprehensive service… The team is renowned for the breadth of its knowledge and resources.
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