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Farrer & Co | Graham Williams, Consultant

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  • Employment

Graham has extensive experience of all aspects of UK pensions law and regulation, with a particular focus on occupational pension schemes, advising both employers and trustees.

Graham is a consultant, having joined the firm as a partner in 2001. He works closely with the firm’s corporate, charities, and employment practices, and the schools and higher education groups. 

Graham has over 25 years' experience in pensions law, advising both employers and trustees of large and small pension schemes, in the private, public and voluntary sectors. His practice covers:

  • Scheme funding issues and employer liabilities
  • Pensions aspects of corporate transactions and mergers
  • Negotiating employment contracts, and compensation on termination of employment
  • Liability reduction strategies, including buy-outs, scheme closures, and benefit restructuring projects, and
  • Investment issues, including negotiation of investment management agreements, and hedge fund documentation.

When advising employers, his priority is always to help them find pragmatic and commercial solutions. When advising trustees, his focus is on navigating the hazards of regulatory intervention.

Graham qualified as a solicitor in 1981. 

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