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Pensions Lawyer

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol, Leeds or Newcastle
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Employment & Pensions, Pensions Advisory
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Our Pensions Practice is one of the largest in the UK and has a national client base and reputation to match.

The team have a new opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to strengthen their national offering.   Ideally, you'll be based within travelling distance of either our Leeds, Newcastle or Bristol offices.  You'll be joining a highly motivated and supportive team with a wealth of relevant experience.

What will you be doing?

Our team provide a full pensions law service advising trustees, providers, and sponsoring employers of UK pension schemes. Working with some of the UK's largest companies and schemes across a range of sectors, as well as public service and voluntary organisations, their work encompasses the full range of legal advice in relation to UK pension schemes from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints to large scale restructuring and liability management projects.  

You'll contribute to the growth and success of the business by helping to develop the reputation and brand of the firm and by taking a proactive role in building and maintaining client relationships. We expect you to play an important role in helping us to further develop our market share and running transactions in their entirety from the outset. If it's managing people that interests you there will be the opportunity to do this.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll need to be a technically proficient pensions lawyer with 5 PQE+ experience and a desire to further develop.  You don't need to have a large practice background.

To be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum:

  • Experience gained from having trained and worked in an established pensions law team.
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting essential documentation relating to UK pension schemes.
  • Ability to provide guidance and strategic advice on all types of UK pension scheme.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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