Our pensions team is one of the largest in the UK with a national client base and reputation.

We provide a full pensions law advice service to both employers and pension scheme trustees, working with some of the UK’s largest companies and schemes, across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations.

Our work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.

The team works closely with our pensions litigation practice when our clients need their input and can draw on other areas of the firm, such as wider employment, investment and tax specialisms, to provide a seamless quality of service. Whatever your needs, we work hard to listen to you, ask the right questions and tailor our advice to get you the right result.

A number of our team members have in-house, industry or other specialist experience which helps us to identify practical and commercial solutions for our clients. We also have close links to the key pensions regulatory bodies, in particular through secondment of staff to the Pension Protection Fund. This level of industry insight and expertise is what helps us stand out from the crowd.

‘The team is dynamic, collaborative and solutions-focused, and provides a high quality and value service.’

Legal 500, 2022

‘I have dealt with the Pensions Practice at WBD for over 15 years and find them excellent to deal with. They give clear and concise advice and will not unless absolutely necessary surround it with a lot of caveats. They have adapted extremely well to the new working environment and have used the technology available.’

Legal 500, 2022

‘Pro-active and definite in the advice they give.’

Legal 500, 2021

“The team provide a first-class service and are professional and friendly.”

Chambers and Partners, 2021

“They're very user-friendly and have the ability to make a complicated area of law understandable.”

Chambers and Partners, 2021