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  Neil Bowden



Neil advises a mixture of trustees and employers on their pension arrangements. Recently, Neil has assisted clients with key strategic changes such as benefit reviews, contingent funding arrangements and closure of schemes to future accrual, as well as guiding them through the changing regulatory environment (particularly the impact of auto-enrolment). He also has a great deal of experience in liability management, including advising in a number of the significant recent longevity swap transactions.

Neil sits on the Legislative and Parliamentary Subcommittee of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and also served on the committee of the Society of Pension Consultants. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and training events.

"The ‘outstanding’ Neil Bowden.." Legal 500 UK 2017 (Pensions)

"Neil Bowden is a high-profile pensions solicitor with particular expertise in advising trustees on strategic direction and risk mitigation. Sources say: 'He is able to explain complex issues clearly and concisely, and react in a thoughtful and measured way, even with limited preparation time.'" Chambers UK 2018 (Pensions)

"Very personable and extremely knowledgeable" Neil Bowden's ability to "think on his feet and process data very quickly in order to come to a conclusion." Chambers UK 2016 (Pensions)

"Neil Bowden is ‘easy to work with’". Legal 500 UK 2015 (Pensions)

Neil Bowden acts for both employers and trustees, and is noted as being "exceptionally knowledgeable in his field" and "a class act". Chambers UK 2014 and 2015 (Pensions)

"Standout individuals include the 'outstanding' Neil Bowden". Legal 500 UK 2013 (Pensions)

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Admitted as solicitor, Scotland, 1997

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