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Pensions Associate - Junior/Mid

To be discussed, dependent on experience

Job Description

Hunters Legal is working with a renowned international law firm who is seeking for a Junior-Mid level Pensions Associate.

Team: Employment, Pensions & Incentives

Working Pattern: Full time

Location: London

About The Firm

As one of the world’s leading law firms, the firm advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 5,000 people, including 3,100 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from the firm's global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, the firm is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

They recognise that the success of their business and the firm's clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all their people. The firm's environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, they will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

The Opportunity

  • Pensions (within Employment, pensions and remuneration and incentives (EPI))Main areas covered | corporate, advisory and litigation aspects relating to pension
  • Key clients include | G4S | TimeWarner | TUI Travel | Pensions Insurance Corporation| Pension Protection Fund | Lloyds Banking GroupSector expertise includes | accountancy, professional and business services | infrastructure and transport | financial institutions | insurance and reinsurance | TMT

Group/Team description:

  •  The firm's pensions group advises employers, trustees, financial institutions, intermediaries, Governmental bodies and bidders and sellers on all aspects of occupational and increasingly personal pension arrangements. 
  • They provide clients with both domestic and cross-border pensions expertise.  
  • The firm provide a full range of legal services in relation to pension schemes, as well as providing specialist support on transactions, litigation and insolvency matters. 
  • These include: advising trustees, employers and scheme administrators on legal issues arising from the operation of schemes advising in relation to funding deficits in defined benefit schemes and difficulties arising from the increased costs of financing them advising on risk and volatility management through benefit design and insured solutions.
  • advising on pension scheme reorganisations, mergers and wind-ups advising professional and regulatory bodies
  • advising on public/private sector pensions issues a substantial cross-departmental pensions disputes practice.
  • The firm is looking for candidates who can help to deal with the full spectrum of issues affecting pension schemes and the companies which sponsor them, from day-to-day drafting of documentation to advising businesses and trustees on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • The successful candidate will provide first rate legal advice and suggest practical solutions to clients' problems. Note that the role is pensions specific and candidates will not be required to lead on employment or employee remuneration and incentive matters.​​​​​​​

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Exceptional academics (at least a 2:1 degree classification)
  • Some post qualification experience working across a broad range of pensions work gained at a City or regional firm with a recognised pensions practice
  • The ability to lead on matters and take a role in team manageme

Diversity & Inclusion

At the firm you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are the firm's differentiator. People at the firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with them. The firm strive to ensure that their inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work.

The firm know that their future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on the firm's people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

The firm understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and they strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.


Should you be interested in this opportunity, or for any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0203 355 2262 or contact