Andy is a partner in our Pensions team.
Andy has expertise across all areas of UK pensions law, helping businesses and trustees find effective ways to navigate this complex area. His regular work includes major pensions projects such as scheme reorganisations, liability management, benefit changes, difficult funding settlements and section 75 debt risk. He is a leader for the firm in the emerging areas of ESG and sustainability within pensions and is an author in the forthcoming International Comparative Legal guide on this topic. Andy is known for his practical approach and has been described as an "excellent, pragmatic adviser" and "highly personable".
M&A and transactions
Andy also regularly advises on the pensions aspects of M&A and other corporate activity. He has a particular specialism in major cross-border deals and operational carve-outs, working as part of a seamless legal team on the HR workstreams in some of our highest profile deals. Clients have complimented his ability to provide simple, clear advice on difficult issues.
Diversity, inclusion and pro bono work
Andy is a member of the firm's LGBTQ+ Group and provides pro bono legal advice to the well-known LGBTQ+ charity, Just Like Us. He also volunteers at the City Law School Public Legal Advice Clinic and has provided pro bono legal advice on individual personal pension complaints. He is a founding member of O:pen, the industry-wide network for LGBTQ+ professionals and their allies working in pensions.
Andy is a chair of the Communications Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers. He is also a member of PLSA's Central London Group Committee. Andy won the Adviser of the Year Award at the 2020 Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards.