Ben Goldby

Ben Goldby helps trustee and sponsoring employer clients to navigate the complex and ever-changing legislative and regulatory pensions landscape.

He has advised on scheme mergers, liability management exercises, buy-in and buy-out risk transfer projects, closure of final salary pension schemes to future accrual and scheme wind-up. Ben also advises employer clients on group 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 he uses his communication skills to provide engaging, simple and accessible pensions law advice to clients.


  • Working against the clock on a £200 million pensioner buy-in to produce benefit specifications, negotiate contractual terms with the insurer and provide clear and concise trustee advice.
  • The closure to future accrual of two large DB pension schemes for a major client.
  • The buy-out and wind-up of a £100 million executive top-up DB pension scheme.


  • Supporting the Trustees of a large multi-section final salary scheme on a pensioner buy-in.
  • Advising on both Barber and GMP equalisation issues and correction exercises for a range of clients across various sectors.
  • Providing advice to trustee clients on various liability management exercises including PIEs, FROs and ETVs.
  • Setting up a healthcare trust for a large employer and providing regular training to the trustees.
  • 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.
  • Advising on a DC to DC bulk transfer proposal for a closed DB scheme with a large DC section.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Career
      May 2023
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      July 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, associate
  • 2015

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

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

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

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

    • Education
      University of Nottingham, BA Honours Degree - History