Andrew is a partner and a recognised pensions law expert. In particular, he is noted for his work in electricity supply and distribution industry pensions, and is the draftsman of the protected persons regulations on pensions, which have applied to the electricity industry since its privatisation. He has acted on a number of ground-breaking pensions arrangements including advising the Trustee of the ScottishPower pension schemeâs Â£2bn Longevity swap - a relatively new and complex financial instrument. He advises trustees of major occupational pension schemes and private and public companies on the full spectrum of pensions law issues including pensions liability and risk management, buy-in and buy-out insurance, benefit design and change, acquisitions and disposals, pension scheme restructurings, winding up pension schemes, and employer financed retirement benefit schemes.
Andrew is a Committee member of the NAPF Scotland Group as well as a full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, and of the Law Society of Scotland Pensions Law Working Party.
Admitted in Scotland, England and Wales.
Areas of Practice
- Private Client
Member of the committee and immediate past chairman of the Scottish Group Association of Pension Lawyers
Law Society of Scotland Pension Law Specialist Committee
Committee of the Scottish Group NAPF