Andrew Patten, Director, Employment and Pensions
I started life as a pensions lawyer in 1996. Since then, each passing year has seen an increase in the amount and complexity of pensions law and regulation. It can be difficult, even for an expert, to keep up with the pace of change.
I help clients by delivering clear, practical advice and recommendations allowing them to navigate this complex pension's landscape and achieve a successful outcome to their issue.
My work covers schemes and employers of all shapes and sizes with those in the financial services, retail and energy sectors being an area of specialism. Areas of focus include funding and security arrangements, liability management exercises, scheme restructurings (closing schemes, changing benefit structures and merging schemes) and outsourcing, administration, governance and benefit audit projects. I am also experienced in acting as a professional trustee.
I play an active role in the pensions industry, sitting on several committees and chairing the Association of Pension Lawyers' Benefit Re-design and Liability Management Course.
Outside of work my interests include food and wine (both making and consuming it) and, in an effort to offset some of the associated calories, walking the English hills and.
Legal 500 – "Clients describe him as, "commercial and practical" and "conveying the complexities of the subject in easy terms".
Chambers UK – "Andrew is praised by commentators for his technical ability"