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Philip Goodchild

T: +44 20 7809 2166 M: +44 7825 384 004 Email Philip | Vcard Office: London

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Philip Goodchild Partner

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Philip Goodchild

T: +44 20 7809 2166 M: +44 7825 384 004 Email Philip | Vcard Office: London

A pension law expert, Philip is well known for his work in a range of sectors, in particular corporate and not-for-profit. He advises trustees and employers on all manner of pension law issues. Philip also heads the pensions disputes resolution team and is able to advise on all contentious and non-contentious matters. 
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Philip’s experience in advising trustees and employers ranges from advising on liability reduction exercises such as ceasing accruals and pension increase exchange. After twenty years in the industry there is virtually no area which Philip has not dealt with.

His technical skills and knowledge of general pension issues is of an extremely high level allowing him to provide clients with practical commercial advice regarding their pension arrangements.

Philip is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and a regular commentator on legal issues affecting pension provision in the press and industry publications. He has sat on the legislation sub-committee of the Society of Pension Consultants and is a founder member of the Pension Lawyers Support Group. He regularly speaks at seminars and workshops on topical legal issues.

Philip Goodchild "is easy to work with, practical and very reliable," according to market commentators.
Chambers UK 2015

  • Pensions advisory
  • Pensions dispute resolution

Trustees of the Barnardo's Staff Pension Scheme

Adviser to one of the largest pensions schemes in the not-for-profit sector with 13,000 members. Recently advised on the closure to benefit accruals of that fund and future benefit provision.

Premier Pensions

Adviser to the employer and trustee of the Premier DC master trust assisting in the setting up of the new master trust and the legal aspects of set up.

Household name institution

Adviser on various projects to reduce liabilities within the scheme, to reduce the deficit in funding including pensions increase exchange and transfer value and small pot commutation exercises.

Insolvent employer

Adviser to trustees of a pension fund where the employer is becoming insolvent and advising on the PPF assessment process and associated legal issues.

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Trustees of the Barnardo's Staff Pension Scheme

Adviser in a High Court application for construction of the trust deed and rules to clarify the inflation index that may be selected by the trustees for the purposes of increases to pensions.

Professional negligence: amendments for sex equalisation and pension increases

We acted for the employer in a claim against three former advisers asserting that amendments to the scheme's benefit structure for sex equalisation and pension increases were negligent.

Trustees of the Sterling Pension Scheme

Acting for the trustee in proceedings to construe a restriction to the power of amendment affecting whether the final salary link remained.

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Trustees of the Barnardo's Staff Pension Scheme

Advising on various investment management agreements as the Trustees transitioned part of the fund into a synthetic equity portfolio.

Ryanair

Advising this leading airline company on its UK pension fund liabilities and employee contractual pension arrangements.

Trustees of the FM insurance company pension scheme

Advising on a range of changes to pension fund trust rules, and on contractual pension obligations to employees as part of mirroring benefits to USA employee pension arrangements.

CGGVeritas Trustees, new trust deed and rules

Provided complex advice on scheme benefit problems and pension increase issues and advised on the conclusion of a new trust deed to encapsulate the benefit changes.

Amicus Horizon Group, new trust deed and rules

Found solutions to the extremely complex scheme benefit issues for the new trust deed and rules. This ensured the employer was not left with a multi-million pound cost of unintended benefits.

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  • UK

Trustees of the Barnardo's Staff Pension Scheme

Adviser to one of the largest pensions schemes in the not-for-profit sector with 13,000 members. Recently advised on the closure to benefit accruals of that fund and future benefit provision.

Premier Pensions

Adviser to the employer and trustee of the Premier DC master trust assisting in the setting up of the new master trust and the legal aspects of set up.

Household name institution

Adviser on various projects to reduce liabilities within the scheme, to reduce the deficit in funding including pensions increase exchange and transfer value and small pot commutation exercises.

Insolvent employer

Adviser to trustees of a pension fund where the employer is becoming insolvent and advising on the PPF assessment process and associated legal issues.

Ryanair

Advising this leading airline company on its UK pension fund liabilities and employee contractual pension arrangements.

Trustees of the FM insurance company pension scheme

Advising on a range of changes to pension fund trust rules, and on contractual pension obligations to employees as part of mirroring benefits to USA employee pension arrangements.

CGGVeritas Trustees, new trust deed and rules

Provided complex advice on scheme benefit problems and pension increase issues and advised on the conclusion of a new trust deed to encapsulate the benefit changes.

Amicus Horizon Group, new trust deed and rules

Found solutions to the extremely complex scheme benefit issues for the new trust deed and rules. This ensured the employer was not left with a multi-million pound cost of unintended benefits.

Trustees of the Sterling Pension Scheme

Acting for the trustee in proceedings to construe a restriction to the power of amendment affecting whether the final salary link remained.

Insolvent employer

Adviser to trustees of a pension fund where the employer is becoming insolvent and advising on the PPF assessment process and associated legal issues.

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Pensions Age - shortlisted for Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2015

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