Pensions Solicitor (Southampton)

Southampton, The Avenue


Pensions is one of the core practice areas of the firm. The team predominately advises trustees of Defined Benefit or Hybrid schemes and some Defined Contribution arrangements. The team also advises employers, insolvency practitioners, and individuals.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivering practical pensions advice and plain English technical analysis to trustees and sponsoring employers on all aspects of pensions law including group reorganisations and mergers (along with clearance applications), scheme design and benefit changes, scheme closure, liability reduction exercises, and general Pensions & Finance Acts matters.
  • Advising on contentious pensions matters including professional negligence claims, rectification applications and disputes between trustees and sponsoring employers.
  • Advising distressed employers, or trustees in situations where there are distressed employers.
  • Developing understanding of corporate objectives.
  • Drafting scheme documentation including amending, consolidating and updating scheme governing documentation.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in pensions law and preparing/delivering updates for both clients and the team internally.
  • Dealing with accounts processes, including time recording and billing.
  • Ensuring that all deadlines are met, including the prompt actioning of all client instructions.
  • Involvement in business development initiatives.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and deliver excellent service to clients/colleagues. Candidates should have a good eye for detail and be able to work under time constraints and prioritise work load. Great communication skills are a must.


  • The successful candidate will have 0 – 2 years PQE
  • Experience of pensions law

The Firm

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary depending on your experience and skills
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Excellent benefits package available from day one: contributory pension, life insurance, income protection insurance, cycle to work scheme, and an employee assistance programme

About Pitmans Law

We are solution focused and dedicated to offering definitive, pragmatic advice. We consider it essential to provide reasoned, technically correct, practical and clear recommendations to our clients.

We are leaders in our field and are Tier 1 ranked in a wide number of practice areas by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, benchmarking schemes to the legal sector. Our exceptionally talented group of individuals have expertise in all specialist areas, from dispute resolution to cyber risk management. With this in-depth expertise comes the professionalism you would expect in a language that you can understand.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and personable, offering a partner-led service for all our clients.

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