Joe is a Legal Director in the pensions team and provides advice to both employers and trustees in relation to all aspects of pensions law and practice, including establishing, operating, amending and winding up pension schemes.
He has extensive experience of drafting scheme trust deeds and rules and other governing documents, including the drafting, certification and recertification of Pension Protection Fund compliant contingent assets. He also advises clients on the pensions aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals, as well as insolvencies, restructuring and pensions disputes. Recently Joe acted for a representative beneficiary in a high profile construction case in the Court of Appeal.
Additionally, he provides advice to trustees and the Pension Protection Fund in order to progress pension schemes through the qualification process for assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme or Pension Protection Fund assessment period.
Joe joined Osborne Clarke in February 2011, having qualified as a pensions solicitor in April 2009. Joe is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.