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  Dana Burstow



Däna has over 20 years' experience advising trustees and employers on all aspects of pension law. She has recently advised on scheme funding negotiations and related contingent assets, scheme mergers, disputes, and enhanced transfer value exercises. She is experienced in multi-jurisdictional transactions. Däna is a regular speaker on pensions matters and delivers trustee training.

"Däna Burstow continues to win market acclaim for her expertise in the full range of pensions matters affecting employers and trustees, including day-to-day administrative matters and the pensions components of complex corporate transactions." Chambers UK 2016 (Pensions)

“Däna Burstow is ‘excellent’.“ Legal 500 UK 2015 (Pensions)

"Däna Burstow advised Co-operative Group on a series of pension matters arising from the GBP1.5 billion recapitalisation of Co-operative Bank. 'She is calm, collected and technically efficient', comments one client, with another adding: 'She is clear, succinct, and talks with good authority'." Chambers UK 2015 (Pensions)

"Däna Burstow regularly advises clients on a broad range of pensions matters, including cross-border deals. Sources recognise her as being 'professional, knowledgeable' and 'ahead of the game'." Chambers UK 2014 (Pensions)

"Standout individuals include the ‘excellent’ Däna Burstow." Legal 500 UK 2013 (Pensions)

"'Superb lawyer' Däna Burstow is 'authoritative and knowledgeable, extremely personable and unassuming. I have only the highest praise for her'." Chambers UK 2013 (Pensions)

"Impressive in her grasp of detail and awareness of legal issues." Legal 500 UK 2012 (Pensions)

"Clients are quick to laud her 'hard-working, intelligent and practical approach.'" Chambers UK 2011 (Pensions)

"Däna Burstow is 'very experienced and calm under pressure.'" Legal 500 UK 2010 (Pensions)

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons), German & Italian Studies, Leeds University, 1991

CPE, Chester Law School, 1992,

Law Society Finals, Chester Law School, 1993

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