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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
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One client comments: 'The team's strengths are the desire to build a relationship, a deep understanding of us as their client and good communications between parties.'
Chambers UK, 2018

'They have great client handling and client care, they make themselves very much part of the team.'
Chambers UK, 2018

The team has a notable client list which includes household name multinational companies
Chambers UK, 2018

Paul Stannard is a leading figure in the market. He represents clients in heavyweight pensions issues, including regular advice on segregation matters. Clients say: 'He is sensible, reassuring and reasonable, with an exemplary understanding of the subject and client needs.'
Chambers UK, 2018

Daniel Gerring is a well-regarded practitioner handling substantial work on behalf of trustees and corporates, including investment issues, de-risking and the pension implications of corporate activity. Sources say: 'He is a pleasure to deal with, pragmatic but technically excellent and solutions-focused.'
Chambers UK, 2018

Susie Daykin advises trustees on the full range of pensions issues they might face. Sources say: 'She has an astonishing ability to hold an awful lot of complex information in her mind in one go, and distil it into pragmatic advice and approaches.'
Chambers UK, 2018

Dan Naylor focuses on assisting trustees on work including high-value buy-in transactions and de-risking. Clients say: 'He is sensible and strives to ensure he understands what is required, and then works to deliver a robust and pragmatic solution.'
Chambers UK, 2018

Travers Smith LLP's 'outstanding' team is 'always great to work with'.
Legal 500, 2017

Travers Smith LLP's team has 'sufficient strength in depth to manage peaks and troughs in workload'.
Legal 500, 2017

Susie Daykin is 'always clear, pragmatic and timely'.
Legal 500, 2017

Paul Stannard is highly rated.
Legal 500, 2017

Dan Naylor is 'outstanding'.
Legal 500, 2017

Karen Sahota is a Next Generation Lawyer.
Legal 500, 2017

The team are 'highly regarded for advising some of the industry's largest pension schemes on high-profile longevity transactions and bulk annuity purchases.'
Chambers UK, 2017

'Strengths of the team are their knowledge and experience and the ability to relate complex details to lay people.'
Chambers UK, 2017

'Well-balanced team with a strong culture that comes across from the client perspective.'
Chambers UK, 2017

The 'excellent' Paul Stannard heads the firm's pensions department. He impresses with his advice on funding solutions and difficult benefit changes to some of the industry's largest players.
Chambers UK, 2017

Susie Daykin is well versed in pension matters and has recently provided advice on high-value acquisitions and risk transfers. Clients note: 'Her advice is always sound, pragmatic and swift.'
Chambers UK, 2017

Daniel Gerring has impressive experience advising both trustees and employers on benefit changes and transactions, including mergers and longevity transactions. Market sources appreciate that 'he always gets what the nub of the issue is and always takes a sensible, pragmatic approach.'
Chambers UK, 2017

Andy Lewis is respected as an 'excellent, pragmatic adviser.' He is skilled in advising trustees and companies on debt recovery as well as funding and investment issues.
Chambers UK, 2017

The team continues to excel at overseeing complex de-risking exercises and cross-border transactions.
Chambers UK, 2017

Travers Smith LLP’s team is ‘one of the  strongest for technical expertise'.
Legal 500, 2016

The team has ‘some of the best pension experts around’.
Legal 500, 2016

The ‘legendary’ Paul Stannard leads  the department.
Legal 500, 2016

Susie Daykin is 'very bright'.
Legal 500, 2016

Daniel Gerring is 'thorough and experienced'.
Legal 500, 2016

David James is 'unbelievably smart'.
Legal 500, 2016

Dan Naylor is 'personable and commercially strong'.
Legal 500, 2016

The team's 'highlights included acting for the British Steel Pension Scheme on a package of benefit changes to manage a substantial increase in the scheme’s funding deficit.'
Legal 500, 2016

"They have a rare combination of being very sound technically but also being very pragmatic. They don't just identify the problems, but come forward with a possible solution."
Chambers UK, 2016

"They offer an excellent service and a very personable and helpful team."
Chambers UK, 2016

Paul Stannard has long been held to be one of the UK's leading pensions lawyers. He heads the firm's pensions practice and receives strong approval from the market, with interviewees noting that "his advice is as sharp, relevant and pragmatic as ever."
Chambers UK, 2016

The "hugely impressive" Susie Daykin is "very good at anticipating what we need and helping us through negotiations."
Chambers UK, 2016

 

Daniel Gerring continues to impress his broad occupational pension advisory practice. Market sources identify his "very good consulting skills."
Chambers UK, 2016

Travers Smith LLP is "up there with the very best" for technical ability, but what sets it apart, say clients, is the time taken to "understand the scheme and its sponsor and tailor the advice accordingly."
Legal 500, 2015

The team has strength in depth.
Legal 500, 2015

Paul Stannard is a "rock."
Legal 500, 2015

Susie Daykin "has excellent technical knowledge."
Legal 500, 2015

Daniel Gerring is "experienced."
Legal 500, 2015

"They excel at translating the legal jargon into understandable language."
Chambers UK, 2015

The "completely exceptional" Paul Stannard heads the firm's pensions group. "He always portrays an air of confidence that doesn't border on arrogance," states one client; "You always feel the advice is considered."
Chambers UK, 2015

Daniel Gerring has already been identified by commentators as "a future star" and is commended for his personable approach and client focus.
Chambers UK, 2015

The "exceptional" Susie Daykin is commended by clients for her ability to "get very complicated concepts across to the client simply," while other sources describe her as "phenomenally bright."
Chambers UK, 2015

Travers Smith LLP is widely respected for its "very experienced team', whose structure means that "there is always someone available who has knowledge of our scheme.
The Legal 500, 2014

Paul Stannard is a leading individual, and heads the five-partner practice that has expanded markedly at senior associate level this year.
The Legal 500, 2014

Daniel Gerring is highlighted for his "ability to guide the trustee through complex issues.'
The Legal 500, 2014

"Travers Smith gives detailed advice on all aspects of pension scheme operations performed to a tight timescale."
Chambers UK, 2014

Paul Stannard "combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of pensions law with a firm grasp of the commercial environment," according to interviewees.
Chambers UK, 2014

Sources describe Susie Daykin as "very focused and detailed," and as having a "very good theoretical and practical knowledge.'
Chambers UK, 2014

Peers recognise Daniel Gerring as a "bright young partner"
Chambers UK, 2014

The 'absolutely excellent' Travers Smith LLP has 'real strength and depth at all levels of seniority'
The Legal 500, 2013

Daniel Gerring is 'a delight to work with'
The Legal 500, 2013

Susie Daykin is a 'fantastic pensions lawyer'
The Legal 500, 2013

The team works closely with other practitioners in the firm to provide clients with a joined-up service: 'They are good at engaging teams right across the firm and bringing in experts to match the needs of the client.' 
Chambers UK, 2013

'I have found them to be both sensible and sound,' said one interviewee, adding: 'They easily integrate technical pensions knowledge with litigation expertise and function well as a team.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Paul Stannard heads the pensions team - his - 'wealth of technical knowledge and project oversight was fantastic,' says one interviewee.
Chambers UK, 2013

Susie Daykin - 'I have been hugely impressed with her legal ability and judgement,' noted one interviewee.
Chambers UK, 2013

It impresses respondents with its approach: 'They are specialists in the pensions area' and are 'very commercially focused.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Paul Stannard is an 'exceptionally good pensions lawyer' who is 'able to deliver advice in an understandable form and is appropriately proactive.'
Chambers UK, 2013

New partner Susie Daykin is highly rated by sources who appreciate her 'commercially focused' approach.
Chambers UK, 2013

Also recently promoted to the partnership, Daniel Gerring is considered 'bright and has visibly grown into the role over the past year. His intellect is sharp.'
Chambers UK, 2013

Paul Stannard heads the pensions department at Travers Smith LLP, and is "a first-class adviser - able to see the wood for the trees and think constructively about problems".
Legal 500, 2012

Susie Daykin has "first-class knowledge" and is commended for her willingness to "advise the trustees assertively and tell the investors to rethink."
Chambers UK, 2012

Paul Stannard is "a very commercially sensitive lawyer, who is able to see the big picture and come up with solutions while staying cognisant of the complexities of the problem."
Legal 500, 2011

"They understand client needs and are technically top-notch."
Chambers UK, 2011

Paul Stannard remains one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the London market. He has a reputation among market commentators for being "open to discussion, pragmatic and able to come up with solutions that solve both parties' problems."
Chambers UK, 2011

Susie Daykin is "bright, quick-witted and will undoubtedly excel in the future."
Chambers UK, 2011

 

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