The firm has been reappointed to the panel for the provision of legal services to one of the largest UK pensions schemes.
Burges Salmon is pleased to have been reappointed to the National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Framework for Legal Services, and continue to provide services to funds, investment pools and employers within one of the largest pension scheme in the UK (with collectively c£300 billion of invested assets).
The firm was previously appointed to the England and Wales, and Northern Ireland lots. This time around, Burges Salmon has also been appointed to the Scottish lots, enabling the firm to capitalise on its Scottish credentials and Edinburgh office.
LGPS is a national pension scheme for people working in local government or working for other employers that participate in the scheme. The LGPS in England and Wales is administered locally by 86 local pension funds. This is a significant reappointment for Burges Salmon given the scale and breadth of the LGPS.
The panel to which Burges Salmon has been appointed is the legal panel by which LGPS asset pools can access legal advice. Burges Salmon’s Pensions team provides advice to a number of funds on pensions law issues, as well as to many employers on LGPS issues.
The firm’s specialist lawyers have considerable experience advising on public sector pension schemes, including the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme and the NHS Pension Scheme. The firm is also one of only a few law firms also appointed to Tier 1 of the Crown Commercial Service legal panel.
Michael Hayles, a partner in the firm’s Pensions team, comments: “Having previously been appointed to the LGPS panels for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we are delighted to have been reappointed to its 2023 panel to include Scotland. We look forward to continuing to work with LGPS funds, investment pools and employers to help them deliver their strategic priorities over the next few years.”