Osborne Clarke hires new pensions Partner

Financial Services | Legal | South West

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has announced the appointment of pensions expert Claire Rankin. Claire will be joining Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office as a Partner.

Claire specialises in non-contentious pensions law and joins Osborne Clarke after nine years with Burges Salmon, following partnership roles with Clarke Willmott and Eversheds.

Claire advises employers and trustees of occupational pension schemes on all aspects of non-contentious pensions law. Having begun professional life as an employment lawyer, Claire has a particular specialism in pension matters with an employment focus, such as scheme change exercises (including consultation and contractual aspects), equality issues and automatic enrolment.

Claire is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and South West Chair of the Pensions Management Institute.

Jonathan Hazlett, Partner and head of Osborne Clarke’s Pensions team, said: “Claire is a fantastic addition to our Pensions team – she is a bright and able practitioner who is highly regarded for her technical ability. A capable leader with excellent client relationships, Claire’s arrival will increase the strength of our pensions offering and allow us to continue to build on our already successful practice.”

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