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Pension Lawyers

UK pension law is detailed, complex, and often considered a complete minefield. Employers and trustees of pension schemes face difficult challenges to understand and adapt to the ever-changing legislative and regulatory landscape. At Setfords, we work to unravel the difficulties and guide clients through this, providing support, commercial advice, and solutions regarding all types of UK pension arrangements.

Our pension lawyers have many years of experience in advising employers, trustees, intermediaries, and more on this complicated legal area, so you can be assured that you’re in safe hands.

Find out more about our pension solicitors and what they can do for you below.

Pension Solicitor Services

How exactly can our pension lawyers help you? See our main specialisms below.

  • Auto enrolment

    Auto enrolment

    Setfords can provide comprehensive advice on the current and ongoing requirements to meeting the statutory obligations to provide a workplace pension scheme.

    Our pension solicitors can work with employers of all sizes, from startups to large corporations.

  • Advisory

    Advisory

    When it comes to pensions, it’s vital to ensure that your business is following all of the correct procedures and complying to the relevant regulations. 

    Our pension lawyers can give your business scheme-specific advice on an array of pensions-related issues, including legislative compliance. 

  • Disputes

    Disputes

    Pension disputes are surprisingly common, but are difficult for employers to navigate without specific, up-to-date advice from a pensions law expert. 

    At Setfords, we can provide you with support regarding internal dispute resolution procedures, Pensions Ombudsman complaints and Part 8 High Court claims.

  • Documentation

    Documentation

    With many years of experience in pension law, our pension solicitors can assist you and your business with the full range of documentation for trust based pension schemes, including consolidation exercises.

  • Employer debt

    Employer debt

    Employer debt can add an extra layer of complexity when it comes to pensions. It’s important to have a solicitor on hand who is an expert in this area. 

    Setfords’pension solicitors can help with the use of apportionment and deferred debt arrangements for defined benefits schemes.

  • Funding and Covenant

    Funding and Covenant

    Our pensions lawyers can assist your business with
    contingent assets and guarantees for defined benefits schemes.

  • Non-associated multi-employer schemes

    Non-associated multi-employer schemes

    This is another complex area of pension law. Setfords can advise you on employer funding obligations and scheme exit, helping to make things clearer for you.

  • Public services schemes

    Public services schemes

    Public services schemes often bring a whole host of complicated factors to consider. 

    Our pension solicitors can assist with private sector participation in public services schemes and independent school participation in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

  • Regulatory

    Regulatory

    Sometimes, pension schemes fail, something that may leave both employers and employees with lots of questions. 

    Setfords’ pension lawyers can assist you with the Pension Regulator’s requirements and investigations and the Pension Protection Fund’s requirements and support upon scheme failure.

  • Scheme changes, closures and wind up

    Scheme changes, closures and wind up

    For scheme changes and closures, there are certain procedures you must follow as an employer or trustee. 

    As such, our pension lawyers are on hand to help with amendments to pension schemes; closure projects to include assessment of implementation; consultation and communications, and more.

     

Auto enrolment

Setfords can provide comprehensive advice on the current and ongoing requirements to meeting the statutory obligations to provide a workplace pension scheme.

Our pension solicitors can work with employers of all sizes, from startups to large corporations.

Advisory

When it comes to pensions, it’s vital to ensure that your business is following all of the correct procedures and complying to the relevant regulations. 

Our pension lawyers can give your business scheme-specific advice on an array of pensions-related issues, including legislative compliance. 

Disputes

Pension disputes are surprisingly common, but are difficult for employers to navigate without specific, up-to-date advice from a pensions law expert. 

At Setfords, we can provide you with support regarding internal dispute resolution procedures, Pensions Ombudsman complaints and Part 8 High Court claims.

Documentation

With many years of experience in pension law, our pension solicitors can assist you and your business with the full range of documentation for trust based pension schemes, including consolidation exercises.

Employer debt

Employer debt can add an extra layer of complexity when it comes to pensions. It’s important to have a solicitor on hand who is an expert in this area. 

Setfords’pension solicitors can help with the use of apportionment and deferred debt arrangements for defined benefits schemes.

Funding and Covenant

Our pensions lawyers can assist your business with
contingent assets and guarantees for defined benefits schemes.

Non-associated multi-employer schemes

This is another complex area of pension law. Setfords can advise you on employer funding obligations and scheme exit, helping to make things clearer for you.

Public services schemes

Public services schemes often bring a whole host of complicated factors to consider. 

Our pension solicitors can assist with private sector participation in public services schemes and independent school participation in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Regulatory

Sometimes, pension schemes fail, something that may leave both employers and employees with lots of questions. 

Setfords’ pension lawyers can assist you with the Pension Regulator’s requirements and investigations and the Pension Protection Fund’s requirements and support upon scheme failure.

Scheme changes, closures and wind up

For scheme changes and closures, there are certain procedures you must follow as an employer or trustee. 

As such, our pension lawyers are on hand to help with amendments to pension schemes; closure projects to include assessment of implementation; consultation and communications, and more.

 

Setfords’ Approach to Pension Law

At Setfords, we are dedicated to providing a personal service to our clients. All of our pension lawyers are experienced in this area of law, so your case will never be handed off to an unqualified junior.

Furthermore, our unique setup allows our pension lawyers to spend all of their time focused on their clients, not internal billing targets and admin. Consequently, you will receive more of their time and attention, and get even better advice as a result.

Pension Solicitors

Pension Law FAQs

  • What is the legal requirement for providing a workplace pension?

    Under enrollment legislation in the UK, employers are required to automatically enrol eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme and make contributions on their behalf.  This requirement applies to most employees aged between 22 and the state pension age, who earn above a certain threshold.

  • Are employers required to offer pension schemes to part-time employees?

    Part-time employees have the same rights when it comes to pensions as full-time employees. Employers must offer pension schemes to eligible temporary and part-time employees who meet the criteria for automatic enrollment.

  • Can employers change the terms of a workplace pension scheme?

    Employers can make changes to workplace pension schemes, but they need to ensure that these comply with legal requirements and employment contracts. Consultation with employees and, in some cases, getting their consent may be necessary. Employers should seek legal advice to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, something Setfords’ pension lawyers can assist with.

  • What are the consequences of non-compliance with pension law?

    Non-compliance with pension law can result in penalties and other legal consequences for employers. The Pensions Regulator has the authority to investigate non-compliance, issue fines, and take enforcement actions against organisations that aren’t complying with the law. As such, it’s essential for employers to meet their obligations under pension law to avoid potential penalties and reputational damage.

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