James is an Associate Director in our pensions practice, advising both employers and trustees on a broad range of pensions issues.

He has experience in drafting consolidations, advising on mergers, advising on closures, working on complex funding deals involving the Pensions Regulator and advising on legal issues during a PPF assessment period.

James has particular expertise in advising on the pensions aspects of distressed restructurings – both trustee and corporate side. This has included advising on moral hazard issues, above-PPF compromises, PPF drop-ins, pre-pack administrations and CVAs.

He is a regular speaker at industry wide events, and has recently presented to the Bristol Actuarial Society on pension schemes and VAT, and at the APL Benefit Redesign and Liability Management Course on winding-up in deficit.