Brent is a Partner in our pensions team, and advises employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions law. Brent also leads Osborne Clarke's Public Sector Pensions Group.
Brent has a broad range of pensions experience, but mainly acts for clients that operate in the transport & automotive, energy & utilities, engineering and the defence sectors.
Brent's expertise ranges from advising employer and trustee clients on closing defined benefit schemes to accrual, the solvent restructuring of scheme liabilities, risk settlement work (including bulk annuity transactions), the pensions aspects of M&A and outsourcing transactions, as well as day to day advisory work.
Brent also has a particular focus on public sector pension issues, including acting for LGPS administering authorities and admitted bodies, as well as private sector contractors on central and local government outsourcings.
Clients single out the highly competent and indispensable Brent Wright, who has a good balance of knowledge, responsiveness and interpersonal skills.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a keen interest in Decarbonisation and wider 'ESG' issues. In particular, how occupational pension schemes grapple with the challenges that climate change poses to them, taking into account the climate change governance and reporting duties that all schemes will soon have under pensions legislation.
Decarbonisation is part of Osborne Clarke's 3D client strategy, and presents both challenges and opportunities for all of our clients.
Imperial Tobacco Pension Trustees Limited
Acting for Imperial Tobacco Pension Trustees Limited on the legal aspects of their high profile £1.8bn pensioner bulk purchase annuity transaction with Standard Life, covering 6,600 members and believed to the largest such transaction in 2021. Read more >
FTSE100 engineering client
Acting for a FTSE100 engineering client on the simultaneous closure of two of their defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual in 2020, including putting in place a comprehensive scheme funding package.
Bristol Airport Limited
Acting for Bristol Airport Limited on the closure of their defined benefit scheme to future accrual in 2021, including member and union consultations and related scheme funding discussions.
Financial Services trustee client
Acting for a trustee client in the financial services sector on the legal aspects of their £35m bulk purchase annuity transaction with Legal & General in 2021.