Pensions NQ - Northampton

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Posted 20 days ago
Contract Type:
£52,000 - 57,000
Area of Law:
Private Practice
Reference Number:
8th May 2024
Pensions NQ Solicitor We are working with a successful and rapidly growing national law firm. About The Role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join the pensions team for the firms Northampton office. The team specialise in finding commercially effective solutions to pensions problems, drafting scheme documentation and advising on transactions involving pension schemes. The successful candidate will: - Provide good quality, consistent, timely, solution focussed and pragmatic pensions law advice to trustee and employer clients across the public and private sector. - Contribute specific, technical analysis of the pension law aspects of corporate activity and take a role in negotiations to ensure an appropriate outcome. - Contribute to the internal legal knowledge management system and support the learning and development of colleagues and clients through formal or informal training. - Represent and support the firm both internally and externally. Main responsibilities: - Draft scheme documentation. - Provide high quality robust legal advice on the interpretation of scheme rules, the exercise of discretionary powers and the management of pension disputes, including the instruction of Counsel where appropriate. - Advise on issues such as scheme funding, benefit design and investments. - Work on risk reduction and risk transfer exercises, including liability management and other one-off projects such as incentive exercises and scheme closures, mergers, de-mergers, buy-outs and wind-ups. - Provide support on mergers, acquisitions or disposals, covering everything from an assessment of the seller's pension arrangements to advice on warranties and the employer debt regime. - Advise on compliance with the auto-enrolment regime, including the use of contractual enrolment and salary sacrifice arrangements, whether particular individuals are within the scope of the regime and the implications of changing to a new provider. - Advise on public sector pensions, particularly involving the local government, healthcare and education sectors. - Provide specialist advice, knowledge management and training to other business units. About You: - A qualified solicitor 0-2 years' PQE with experience relevant to the role. - A mix of transactional and advisory work behind you, gained as part of a reputable pensions team. - Relevant legal knowledge of, e.g., the Pensions Act 1995, Pensions Act 2004, Pensions Act 2008 and related legislation. - Experience of providing consistent, clear, audience tailored, legal advice on a range of pension law matters. - Able to prioritise a portfolio of work with competing deadlines and use own initiative. - Attention to detail and accuracy. What's on offer: - Extensive benefits package - Bonus scheme - International secondments for 0-5 PQE A competitive salary on offer for the right candidate. Please contact Lauren Evansi at BCL Legal for more information.
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