An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced Pensions Lawyer to join a top UK law practice on an initial fixed-term contract, which could also offer the opportunity to be considered for permanent roles within their growing Pensions practice. This is a position that offers hybrid working, along with the opportunity to work out of any of their UK offices. The length of FTC on offer can vary depending on the requirements of the candidate, ideally ranging between 3 months and 12 months.
This exceptional law practice is widely known in the market for their collegiate and inclusive culture, good work/life balance without having to compromise on high-quality work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well-respected team and be involved in the whole spectrum of pensions work. The successful Associate / Senior Associate will have access to a broad range of high-quality work, including contentious and non-contentious matters in both the private and public sectors.
As a Pensions Lawyer within this team, a large part of the work will be advising employers, trustees and local authorities in order to help them run their pension schemes compliantly, while managing risks. This role will offer the opportunity to advise on a variety of pensions issues from risk reduction and risk transfer exercises (such as buy-ins and buyouts and alternative funding arrangements) to advising pension schemes going through a Pension Protection Fund (“PPF”) assessment period, or an Administering Authority on matters relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme (“LGPS”). This team also have particular expertise in the pensions aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals, scheme mergers, government outsourcings, insolvencies, restructurings and wind-ups.
To be considered for this position, the successful Associate / Senior Associate will have some knowledge and transactional experience of working for pension (or other) clients in a variety of capacities. Ideally, they will have gained experience in non-contentious pensions work in another pensions team, covering the areas mentioned above. Our client will consider candidates at varying levels of seniority, with 2-5 PQE being the ideal level, but with the team being willing to consider candidates above and below this level of experience, providing they have strong pensions expertise, or a strong desire to work in the area having completed a seat in the area (if an NQ/1PQE)
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.