Commercial law firm Brabners has appointed partner Ian Mylrea to head up the firm’s national pensions practice.
With more than nine years’ experience, Ian has spent his career specialising in pensions law at national and international firms including DLA Piper. Prior to this, he worked in-house for the accountancy firm KPMG and as a professional trustee at Merrill Lynch.
Commercial law firm Brabners has strengthened its employment team at a senior level with the appointment of Matthew Yates as Partner.
Matthew joins the firm’s Manchester office from DWF, where he spent 12 years. He held various posts at DWF including heading up its employment teams in Manchester, Leeds and the North East.
North West law firm Brabners is hosting a seminar on holiday pay to guide employers through the impact of recent European and UK case law in this area including the scenario of potential back pay claims from employees – going back 6 years and beyond!
Employment law specialists from the firm will consider the many unanswered questions in this unsettled area of law and offer both a comprehensive review of the position to date along with strategic guidance for employers, business owners and HR professionals tasked with handling this difficult issue.
Brabners has combined its Employment and Pensions teams, to respond to the increasing trend of employers seeking combined employment and pensions law advice when harmonising employee benefits.
A number of changes to legislation including the introduction of the auto enrolment regime, the abolition of the default retirement age and issues relating to the flexible retirement of staff often require legal advice in both an employment and pensions context. The firm’s employment and pensions lawyers are currently advising employers and pension scheme trustees on these key issues.
Elizabeth Graham, Pensions Partner at law firm Brabners comments:
“After Danny Alexander’s promise to avoid tampering with pensions in the 2014 Budget at the NAPF Investment Conference this year, we are very happy to see the majority of pensions changes proposed, which in our view offer greater flexibility around taking smaller pension pots on retirement and reduce the need to secure benefits through the purchase of an annuity.