Ben Goldby

Ben Godlby helps Trustee clients to navigate the complex and ever-changing legislative and regulatory pensions landscape.

He has also advised employers on scheme mergers, closure to DB accrual and scheme wind-up. Ben has recently helped clients involved in corporate deals and advised on the establishment of life assurance and healthcare trusts.

Ben enjoys the variety of working across a number of industries and sectors, while maintaining his focus on providing clear and commercially focused legal solutions. As a former journalist Ben is keen to use my communication skills to provide engaging, simple and accessible pensions law advice to clients.

Highlights

  • Working against the clock on a scheme merger to produce benefit specification tables and negotiating crucial merger deed amendments to tight deadlines.
  • Advising a major client on the impact of the landmark IBM ruling.
  • Living for six months in Guangzhou working across a wide-range of areas of law and helping to grow the firm's reputation and practice in China.

Experience

Helping a public sector client to develop a suite of documents to use on future admission agreements following the introduction of new regulations for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Designing and delivering training sessions for a Trustee client on areas of pensions law which they had specific concerns/questions about.

Working against a tight deadline to draft the governing documents for new life assurance trusts for a client going through a complex corporate demerger.

Advising an education sector client on a scheme merger, including benefit specification reviews, merger deed amendments and providing quick and effective solutions to potential problems.

Providing quick and clear advice to a large client in the wake of the landmark IBM case in 2012 - a ruling which had a direct impact on the client's pension arrangements.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Career
      July2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      February2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      2015
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, solicitor
  • 2012

    • Education
      2012
      College of Law Birmingham, Legal Practice Course (LPC)
    • Career
      2012
      Wragge & Co LLP, trainee solicitor
  • 2011

    • Education
      2011
      Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • 2002

    • Education
      2002
      University of Nottingham, BA Honours Degree - History

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