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Andy Cork



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Andy Cork



Over the last decade, Andy has advised the trustees of some of the largest UK pension funds on a range of strategic and technical matters including risk reduction, scheme funding and regulatory compliance. An acknowledged industry expert, he is highly valued for his ability to translate technical pensions law into practical strategic advice for trustees and companies.

Andy has an easy-going, straightforward manner which is loved by clients. He delivers regular trustee and industry training and workshops. Recent training topics include the effect of EU law on UK pension schemes, the obligations on employers to communicate with pension scheme members and modern governance for trustees. Andy sits on the legislative committee of the Society of Pension Professionals. He supervises and organises work at Allen & Overy’s pro bono clinic at Battersea Law Centre.

Andy Cork is noted for his ability to "get across complex legal issues in a readily and easily digestible form," and sources add: "He has a good combination of sound technical knowledge and the ability to convey that to a lay audience." His practice includes advising clients on complex pensions issues and providing extensive workshops and training to trustees on their role. Chambers UK 2019

"Andy Cork is authoritative and very commercial, good at explaining complex aspects of pensions law." Legal 500 UK 2021

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • a number of the largest pension schemes in the UK on the full range of their technical and strategic issues.
  • employers on how to manage their pension scheme liabilities, including closure to accrual, changes to benefits and other liability management.
  • insurers writing large bulk annuity products for pension scheme trustees.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007


BA (Hons), Law, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, 2003