Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has appointed pensions lawyer Mathew Boyle, to work as a Consultant, predominantly alongside its corporate and commercial teams, providing expert advice to clients on a range of UK defined benefit pension matters.
As one of the leading transactional pension lawyers in the UK, Mathew previously spent 14 years at CMS, including a secondment as a lawyer at the UK Pensions Regulator.
He will work as a consultant, providing the corporate and commercial, employment and private client practices at Thomson Snell & Passmore with specialist advice on a variety of pension matters.
This will include advice to clients on managing their defined benefit pension plans, M&A work such as pension diligence around defined benefit plans but also trust-based occupational defined contribution plans, pensions aspects of compromise agreements, tribunal claims and employment contracts, TUPE transfers and giving advice to private clients on SIPPS and SSASs, as well as the pension aspect of divorce.
Joanne Gallagher, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments: “By tapping into Mathew’s considerable experience, we will be able to further broaden and strengthen the already excellent service we deliver to clients. Although we anticipate the majority of Mathew’s expertise will focus on corporate and commercial matters, in particular pensions support for our M&A transactional work, his appointment is a positive one for the entire firm as he will also be able to support clients from across a broad range of practice areas, including our private clients.”