Richard Meers Associate Associate in Pensions Disputes


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2017 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London


Areas of expertise:



Richard Meers

Richard acts for trustees, employers and members in resolving disputes involving occupational pension schemes.

These include disagreements as to the interpretation of the scheme's rules and whether the wording of the rules reflects what the parties had intended.

He also deals with responses to member complaints under schemes' internal dispute resolution procedures, providing straight-forward advice to help ensure complaints are handled carefully and in a proportionate way.

Richard is an active member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Experience

  • Richard has considerable experience handling financial services disputes, including claims relating to SIPP and SSAS arrangements.
  • Richard currently acts for the Trustee of the Mitchells & Butlers Pension Plan seeking rectification of the power to change the rate at which pensions are increased.
  • He also acted for the Trustee of the Britvic Pension Plan in proceedings involving the interpretation of the Plan's pension increase provisions.
  • Richard acted for a representative beneficiary of the Austin Reed Group Pension Fund in rectification proceedings dealt with by way of summary judgment.

Expertise

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Career
      August 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      December 2017
      Wixted & Co. Solicitors, associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2017
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2015

    • Career
       2015
      Wixted & Co. Solicitors, trainee
    • Education
       2015
      University of Law, LL.M LPC
  • 2014

    • Education
       2014
      University of East Anglia, LL.B Law