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. He is a thought leader on ESG and sustainability within pensions and has worked with a range of organisations in this area including the UN PRI, Impact Investing Institute, the PMI and the PLSA. Other regular work includes major pensions projects such as scheme reorganisations, liability management and risk transfer, benefit changes, difficult funding settlements and section 75 debt risk. 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+ charities, Just Like Us and GiveOut. 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.
He is a past winner of the Adviser of the Year award at the Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards. Andy sits on the Communications Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers. He is also a member of PLSA's Central London Group Committee.