Pensions Lawyer - 5 yrs PQE

Pinsent Masons
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Make the best move in your legal career by joining a vibrant pensions legal team in the Midlands, working in a challenging and rewarding area of the law.

The Midlands is a great place to live with attractions such as its own symphony orchestra, premiership football, international cricket, a Royal Ballet and great shopping. Not to mention all the great places to eat out and transport links that mean you can easily commute from the leafy suburbs in under 30 minutes and get to London on a train in an hour and a quarter.

You will have the advantage of being in a large international firm like Pinsents, but the intimacy of being in a balanced local team that works well together. We have embedded a range of diversity & inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which all can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme backed with an 'office anywhere' IT solution, which offers us all flexibility in terms of where we work.

The Team

Both nationally and locally our pensions team is highly rated with an enviable client list including PLCs, trustees of large pension schemes and large insurers. You would be joining a team with a great track record undertaking fantastic and varied work. We are first and foremost great people to work with. With a large number of juniors and a supportive and inclusive culture we aim to make working for us professionally stimulating and enjoyable.

As a pension lawyer of 5 years+ PQE we have a clear opportunity for a senior lawyer to dovetail into our team structure.  You will work with a great team of juniors and the partners and support our established client service teams.  Our career progression offers the right candidate the opportunity to embed in the team and develop their career as suits their future aspirations.

As one of the largest pensions teams in a UK law firm, we have a great breadth of expertise and we have successfully future-proofed our practice by extending our work into areas that are outside of the traditional comfort zone for pension lawyers – examples of this being our high-profile work for pension providers and master trusts, and our ground-breaking work in relation to pension fund investment in infrastructure.  Future proofing is one thing, we also have a great list of traditional trustee clients many of whom have been with the team for a very long time as well as important new wins from other practices.   You are as likely to be advising scheme trustees as you are corporates or insurers.

We want you

Whether you are looking to move out of London for a better work / life balance, looking for meaningful career prospects, wanting a greater variety of work, feeling supported in a balanced pensions team or simply fed up where you are – we would love to talk to you.  At your level of experience, these things need to develop but it all starts with a call. 

About the Firm

Pinsent Masons is Purpose led. We aim to promote progress and change so that our business can work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity & inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme backed with an 'office anywhere' IT solution, which offers staff flexibility in terms of where they work.

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 staff and operating out of 26 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.


Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 – Legal Business" and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has been recognised as a leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans employer by LGBT charity Stonewall in its Top Global Employers Index 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. Please click here to view full list of our global awards and nominations -


Please note we only accept applications made via our recruitment portal.   Should you require further details, please contact in strictest confidence our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Johenn Choi who can discuss the role and requirements.  As always, our partners are more than happy for a confidential conversation if required.


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At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain, and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

About our culture:
Champion change, promote progress and enable everyone, to make business work better for people.

Our purpose informs everything we do. In combination with our code and values it gives us a clear direction for how we can make business work better for people for you, our colleagues, our clients and the wider community.

How flexible working works with us:
As part of the firm's HR strategy, we are committed to being supportive about flexible working patterns and consider it important that we allow all individuals the opportunity to take advantage of flexible working should they wish to and if the firm can accommodate it. At application stage our recruitment team are happy to discuss what flexibility is required and will always have open and honest conversations with the hiring team to agree what works for you and the business.
We are a truly agile firm and believe work is something we do and not somewhere we go. Agile workers may work from any location – including but not necessarily from home. They may also break up their working day to enable them to take time out for caring, family or other interests and responsibilities, before completing their work outside traditional, 'core' office hours.
In 2021 we introduced a Carers Policy to help support individuals in the business with significant caring responsibilities, allowing up to five days paid carers leave per year on top of the standard holiday allowance.

How we support parents:
- Flexible working policy
- Agile working policy
- Carers Leave policy
- At senior support level, you are entitled to private healthcare for you and your immediate family
- Employee Assistance Programme provides lots of useful information on looking after your health and wellbeing of you and your family
- Access to a savings platform to get discounts and offers from some of the UK's most popular retailers and attractions.
- Family Matters support network
- Maternity/ Paternity leave
- Global Family Leave (new in 2022) offering new parents – whether expecting or adopting – 16 weeks of paid leave up
to the child’s first birthday, for parents of any gender, regardless of where you are based.

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