Contributor Profile profile for Sara Hughes
Sarah advises employers and trustees of pension schemes on all aspects of the law relating to pension schemes. She has a particular interest in pension scheme governance and trusteeship issues. She is a regular speaker at NAPF and other pensions training events.
Sara Hughes, Associate, Gowling WLG
Tel: +44 (0)1206 577 383
Pensions Team Profile
Clear, authoritative, cost-effective and unequivocal advice which anticipates clients' needs to achieve your pension objectives is what you can expect from the Gowling WLG.
We do more than just answer your legal questions. Clients, including employers, pension managers, pension fund chairs, independent trustees, employers' HRDs and FDs, advisers and statutory bodies turn to our "superb pensions practice" (Chambers UK) for advice.
The team is one of the "jewels in the [firm's] crown" according to Legal 500. The directory praises the "clear and direct advice", which is always given "in a personable and engaging way" and "demonstrates real commitment to getting the right outcomes".
Why you should choose the Gowling WLG team:
- Size - 50 dedicated pensions lawyers, including 11 partners, is one of the largest concentrations of pensions expertise in the UK. The chances are that our team has seen it before, so you'll be using lawyers who alert you to the issues before they arise (and you won't be paying for learning on the job).
- Specialist Combined Human Resource Solutions (CHRS) team – employment and pensions law can be a minefield if you do not have the right specialist advisers. Our CHRS team, which is part of the Pensions team, can help. It focuses on the crossover of pensions, employment and HR law.
- Easy access to wider legal advice - To provide the comprehensive service now essential to trustees, this team can quickly call upon expertise in funds, corporate, real estate, banking and financial services.
- Added value - We're dedicated to going the extra mile for all of our clients. We keep you on top of the very latest legal implications in pension developments.
Because many schemes are sponsored by an overseas parent company, work covers an international remit. The team regularly works on an international scale and is well used to dealing with the unique governance and covenant issues that arise when a sponsoring employer is part of an international group.