Daragh is a Legal Director in Osborne Clarke's pensions practice with over 20 years' experience advising employers and trustees of occupational pension schemes in the private and public sector.
Daragh advises a number of local authority pension funds. He co-leads Osborne Clarke's Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) practice and manages Osborne Clarke's appointment to the National LGPS Frameworks panel of approved legal services providers.
Experienced in all occupational pension scheme matters, Daragh specialises in public sector pensions law with a particular focus on the LGPS. He advises LGPS administering authorities and employers on the full range of legal services including governance, employer admissions and terminations, staff transfers, member disputes (IDRP) and Pensions Ombudsman complaints.
Daragh has considerable experience in corporate sales and acquisitions and outsourcing projects, including TUPE and public sector staff transfer issues (e.g. Fair Deal).
Daragh is an active member of the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL) and is Secretary to the APL's public sector pensions sub-committee. Daragh has been a regular speaker on public sector pensions issues at APL and industry conferences, and has been quoted in the Financial Times Pensions Adviser.
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I represent Osborne Clarke's pensions practice on the firm's Decarbonisation group. I am particularly interested in pension fund trustees' evolving legal duties concerning Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment considerations. I presented a paper on ESG and its emergence in the LGPS at the APL's 2017 annual conference.