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Associate / Legal Director - Pensions

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

TLT’s pensions team has a broad portfolio of clients including FTSE companies, multinationals, UK corporates and trustees. The team advises on all aspects of pension schemes, particularly advisory, buy-ins and buy-outs with a focus on multi national clients, central government public sector and SIPP and SSAS.

Formed in 2001 the TLT national Pensions Team is recognised in Tier 1 Legal 500 SW and Tier 3 in Manchester. Five of the team members are recognised in Chambers and Partners.

The team is led by Sasha Butterworth, who according to Legal 500:

'… never fails, she is always on her game and able to be constructive and to the point on all pension issues. A pleasure to deal with. Available to discuss issues and hits deadlines with ease.”

The team is described in Chambers UK by an impressed source as “They are the best pension lawyers I have ever dealt with: they are responsive and practical

Our key clients include Fujitsu Trustee, Travelers, the Metropolitan Police Agency, Crown Commercial Services, Arkema Bostik Trustee and Biffa.

If you are keen to join this team, we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own clients or work within a client team, ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

You will operate as an Associate / Legal Director within the Pensions team, in either Bristol or Manchester, where you will be expected to deliver the following:

  • Work directly with trustees, employers and providers, both nationally and internationally to give pensions advice and establish your own relationship with the clients. A key part of the role will be working together with the team to develop new clients and referrers, to grow the team further
  • 90% of the work is stand-alone pensions advice and 10% is working in partnership with other TLT national teams including litigation, financial services regulatory, corporate, employment, commercial, insolvency and social housing

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • Strong expertise in Pensions with at least 3 years PQE
  • Experience working with public sector clients or SIPP and SSAS providers would be desirable though not essential
  • Ability to work easily within a team working environment
  • Driven by a challenging and varied role

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com.

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.


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