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Sean is a managing associate in the pensions team, based in the London office. He advises on all aspects of pensions law, and has a substantial level of experience across the whole scope of pension arrangements. Sean guides clients through the complexity of pensions law and the pensions tax rules to a solution which meets their own needs in their own specific circumstances.
He advises both trustees and companies alike, and his work includes advising on defined benefit pension schemes which have liabilities in the hundreds of millions of pounds, small self-administered schemes or SSASs set up by SMEs and individuals about their own pension rights. Sean has, for many years, provided advice for clients based outside the UK about pension liabilities in the UK. In particular, he assists with all aspects of buy-ins and buy-outs of pension liabilities with insurers. Sean also advises on compliance with technical requirements such as the implementation of GMP equalisation, and complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman.
A member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, Sean also works with sellers and buyers (of companies or assets) in corporate transactions to address pension related risks. He has advised leading high street banks in connection with the potential for criminal offences under the Pension Schemes Act 2021.