PENSIONS LITIGATION - NQ - 2 YRS PQE - MANCHESTER
We are currently looking to recruit a Pensions Litigations NQ - 2 yrs PQE to join the Manchester office. The work will involve a mix of pensions/pensions litigation.
Within our national pensions team, we have a market leading national pensions litigation practice, which is highly rated in both Chambers and Legal 500. The pensions litigation team handles a wide range of litigation including professional negligence claims (acting either “behind the scenes” or defending High Court proceedings), sorting out errors in pension scheme documentation, advising on Pension Regulator investigations, dealing with a pension scheme’s internal dispute resolution procedure and handling Pension Ombudsman complaints. The team’s work is high value, high profile and complex. Whilst it is not necessary to have completed a pensions seat, some litigation experience would be preferable.
Our pensions litigation practice operates across our London and Manchester offices and so it is important to have the ability to develop good relationships with colleagues and clients and be enthusiastic about business development.
The Pinsent Masons pensions/pensions litigation team is one of the strongest teams in the UK. Spanning our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we have over 70 highly trained lawyers, paralegals and independent trustee administrators. We are dedicated to providing clear, practical, cost-effective advice for our clients, which include large global corporations, pension fund trustees, public authorities, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
Legal directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers consistently rate us as a leading pensions team in London, the West Midlands, the North, and in Scotland and as a tier 1 pensions litigation practice in Legal 500. Incorporating a market-leading pensions litigation practice and an in-house independent trustee company, no pensions team has a greater breadth of expertise and we have successfully future-proofed our practice by extending our work into areas that are outside of the traditional comfort zone for pension lawyers – examples of this being our high profile work for pension providers and our ground-breaking work in relation to pension fund investment in infrastructure. In addition as part of a firm with an impressive full-service capability, we are able to deal with every type of pensions issue, no matter what other areas it may touch upon.
An ambitious team which is continuing to grow, we have a high profile within Pinsent Masons and across the pensions market. We are the only pensions team to have won awards for innovation, having won FT Innovative Lawyer Awards in 2015 and 2016.
The Candidate Required
The ideal candidate will have gained experience in the pensions/litigation department of a City firm or large regional practice.
Candidates need to combine technical excellence with plenty of common sense and the ability to develop good relationships with colleagues and clients. Equally important, they should be commercially aware and should be enthusiastic about business development, with proven experience of face to face client development and networking.
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 26 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which it’s people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020
Should you require further details, please contact our in house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements.
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