Pensions disputes

Pensions disputes

"Shoosmiths' team is led by the 'excellent' Jonathan Grigg, 'who has a depth of experience in advising on pensions disputes'."

The Legal 500

Excellent service and legal advice from team specialising in pensions disputes and litigation and legal disputes delivering an amazing client experience for companies in the UK.

Disputes relating to occupational pension schemes are often complex and of a highly technical nature.

Shoosmiths is engaged regularly on behalf of trustees and employers to correct errors in scheme documentation through rectification proceedings. We also deal with the linked pensions claims against professional advisers to recover financial losses arising from drafting and administration errors.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsNavigating the procedural and tactical considerations of these disputes ensuring we can 'see the wood for the trees' is what we do best.

We understand the critical importance of driving through successful rectification actions, working closely and cooperatively with other lawyers to ensure a successful outcome, and ensuring all stakeholders are engaged in the process.

In carrying out this work, we recognise that each pensions dispute is unique and that the outcome may have significant future consequences for your scheme. Our pensions disputes specialists combine with our pensions lawyers to provide an expert and seamless service.

Our lawyers are members of the Association of Pension Lawyers, accredited mediators, and are members of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) mediation panel.

Work highlights

  • Acting for the trustees and the employer in relation to rectification and linked professional negligence claims against the scheme administrators arising from a drafting error concerning the definition of final pensionable salary.
  • Acting for the employer and trustees in rectification proceedings concerning errors arising from instructions to consolidate schemes, together with linked professional negligence claims against former legal advisers.
  • Professional negligence claim on behalf of the trustee and employer against former legal advisers resulting in increased scheme liabilities. The claim was successfully pursed, resulting in a settlement prior to the issue of proceedings.