Recognised in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a leading pensions lawyer, Gavin has over 15 years' experience of acting for trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law. 

He specialises in working closely with clients on formulating and progressing benefit restructuring and transition management exercises for a combination of defined benefit, hybrid and defined contribution schemes.

Gavin is insightful, pragmatic and particularly skilled at finding solutions which strike the middle ground between trustees’ and employers’ interests.

Gavin also heads up the auto enrolment unit within the pensions team. He is recognised amongst clients as an expert in this field and has written extensively on the subject and delivered numerous training sessions to clients, intermediaries and industry experts.

Gavin is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

"Gavin is a fantastic person to have in your corner. He understands your wants and needs and is always thorough and clear with his advice."

The Legal 500 2024

Ranked as Next Generation Partner

Chambers and Partners 2024

"Understand the pension scheme and what is required. Gavin Ellison is excellent."


The Legal 500 2023

"Very knowledgeable and proactive."

Chambers and Partners 2020

"He brings a pragmatic approach, he is very clear and he understands us as a client."

Chambers and Partners 2019

"He is efficient, reliable and thorough. We always receive a sensible response that covers what we need."

Chambers and Partners 2018