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Benefit Design

Benefit Design

About

The operation of occupational pension schemes involves a complex mix of case, law, legislation, revenue practice and regulatory requirements. We work with employers and trustees to provide proactive and practical advice that is accessible and affordable across the full range of pension issues. This includes:

  • consolidating and drafting of scheme documentation, including trust deeds and rules, booklets and communications
  • advising on the interpretation of scheme rules and legislation, including in relation to Scheme funding and investments
  • advising on the exercise of discretionary powers
  • advising on and the drafting of scheme amendments, including in relation to risk reduction and risk transfer and as a result of mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • advising on pension flexibilities and the transfer process
  • appointing and removing trustees and advising on the member nominated trustees and member nominated directors regime
  • advising and assisting with pension disputes
  • advising on the implications in the event of marriage breakdown

Key Contacts

Christopher Nuttall - Legal Director

Christopher Nuttall

Legal Director

+44 (0)1604 463134

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"Chris Nuttall delivers comprehensive advice in a timely manner and strives to deliver a meaningful and helpful service."
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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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