We bring a practical, pragmatic and commercial approach to pension law. We understand the wide range of complex issues our clients face, be they employers, trustees or other advisors, and are committed to offering our advice in the way that suits their needs best.
Our clients are kept fully informed on the latest developments in the field, with regular updates and our monthly e-bulletin service. They also benefit from a range of services including client seminars and trustee training sessions. Operating on a UK-wide basis, with both Scottish and English qualified lawyers, our high quality team of specialists is ranked very highly by the leading legal directories.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is a key player in the pensions area, being ‘attentive with concise reviews of legal developments’ and providing an ‘excellent level of service’.
The following is a selection of our clients:
- Anglian Water
- Baillie Gifford
- Brewin Dolphin
- Christian Salvesen/Groupe Norbert Dentressangle SA
- Grampian Country Foods
- Scottish Widows
- Standard Life
- Vivendi and Universal Music Group
- Wood Group
In the recent case of Somerset County Council v Chambers, the EAT has ruled that contributions to a pension scheme did not come under the definition of “wages” when determining whether an employer has made an unlawful deduction from…
Changes to the Takeover Code, which come into force on 20 May, will give pension scheme trustees new rights to be involved in the takeover process. Going forward, trustees must be provided with key information on the offer and given…
The Government has this week published its Pensions Bill, which will implement a number of changes to pension legislation. Most notably for trustees and employers of defined benefit pension schemes, the Bill sets out the precise wor…
The firm has been appointed to the City of Edinburgh Council legal panel.