Ian is a London-based principal associate and professional support lawyer (PSL). Ian is a member of our pensions and combined human resource solutions (CHRS) teams. He works with clients to solve their employment and pensions law issues. Ian maintains a particular focus on 'crossover' issues that benefit from his understanding of both areas of law.
Ian has also been at the forefront of legal developments surrounding workplace pension reform. He has worked for both the Department of Work and Pensions and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) to develop solutions for complex automatic enrolment problems. He is now bringing this expertise to help a range of public and private sector clients implement their new employer duties as easily and cost effectively as possible.
Together with colleagues in the CHRS team, Ian understands the broad range of issues that face HR professionals, pension plan trustees and managers and payroll administrators. Put simply, Ian understands and speaks the language of HR.
A clear highlight has been Ian's work setting up new pension plans that will help millions of people in the UK save for their future. Ian has worked with a range of government bodies, employers and providers and has helped them use workplace pension reform as an opportunity to reengage with their workforce on pensions.
The pension plans that we've been involved with are becoming increasingly prominent. In March 2015, for example, NEST announced its two millionth member. Thousands of employees at Wm Morrisons Supermarkets are now enrolled in their groundbreaking cash balance pension plan.
Ian's work has helped to deliver innovative and commercially successful pension plans that are now used by millions of savers from across the UK.
Ian is a passionate communicator with a strong belief that pensions can and should be made accessible. He regularly speaks at internal and external training events and has developed an innovative range of online training tools.