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Pensions Litigation

Allen & Overy’s renowned Pensions Litigation practice specialises in advising clients on a broad range of pensions disputes and methods of resolution and has acted on some of the most high profile pensions cases.

We frequently advise on the scope of powers and benefit entitlements, demonstrating our proven technical knowledge and commercial experience. We have good relationships with regulators, governments and tax authorities that enable us to confirm their approach and analyse risk exposure for clients.

We have acted for all types of pensions clients, including trustees, employers, life assurance companies, financial institutions, pensions professionals and representative beneficiaries. We pride ourselves on our commercial approach to potentially contentious issues and, in the vast majority of cases, can assist clients in avoiding formal dispute proceedings. 




Publications: 11 JANUARY 2021

What’s at the top of the 2021 agenda for UK pension schemes and sponsors?

Spend five minutes with members of our Pensions team as they talk about the key legal developments that will shape the first few months of 2021 for UK pension schemes and their corporate sponsors.




Publications: 23 NOVEMBER 2020

Lloyds 2: GMP equalisation and historic transfers

The High Court has handed down its ruling in the second Lloyds case on GMP equalisation. The first decision, published just over two years ago, established that trustees of defined benefit…


Awards and achievements

  • Pensions Awards Pension Lawyers of the Year 2019, Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards
  • Pensions Awards Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year 2019, Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards
  • European Pensions Law Firm of the Year, 2017, 2018
  • FT PIPA Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2017
  • Pensions and Benefits Firm of the Year 2016, Who’s Who Legal
  • Band Two Employment and Benefits, Chambers Global-wide 


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Our Pensions Disputes practice specialises in advising on a broad range of pension disputes and has acted on some of the most high profile pensions cases.

Pensions in Dispute

Pension schemes are complex and even the best-run schemes have to deal with complaints. Here is your essential toolbox, to make life easier.

Pension Risk Group

Managing pension risk is high up the corporate agenda. Deficits in scheme funding have continued to rise despite substantial extra contributions by sponsoring employers. 

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