Peter Ford is a pensions lawyer based in London. He is head of our pensions department, and, having worked for over 30 years in pensions law, is one of the UK's most experienced pension lawyers. Over that period he has advised major UK and international corporates, banks, trade unions, government and public sector bodies (both UK and overseas), other pensions professionals (including insurance companies, actuaries, accountants, investment managers, custodians and other financial institutions) and pension schemes of all types and sizes. He advises on all aspects of pensions law and is often asked to be an expert witness by other lawyers in litigious matters.
Peter was the lead legal adviser to the Government sponsored Pickering Review into simplification of private pensions which he helped to write. Formally an elected member of the Association of Pension Lawyers Main Committee (a role he held for approximately 10 years), he is a member of a number of pensions organisations. He is often asked to judge pensions industry awards.
Peter qualified as a solicitor in April 1988 and became a partner in the pensions department of another leading practice in 1993.
- Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
Rankings and recognitions
"He has a wonderful ability to provide advice at the required level of detail, whether that is just a sense check, a flavour of his experience in an area or detailed, complex advice for tricky problems." Chambers and Partners 2018.
Peter is noted as 'quick to respond' and has 'thorough knowledge of all aspects of pensions', by Legal 500 2017.
This session will provide you with an update on the latest key pensions developments which will impact your business.
April 25, 2018
Essential Pensions News covers the latest pensions developments each month.
April 17, 2018
Since April 2015, the trustees of occupational pension schemes providing defined contribution (DC) benefits have been required to prepare an annual governance statement signed by their Chair. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) expects the Chair’s statement to “…provide a meaningful narrative of how, and the extent to which, the governance requirements have been complied with.”.
March 19, 2018
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has been appointed to the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) newly-launched Assessment Period Legal Panel..
April 01, 2014
Peter Ford and Catriona Stephen have written an article which looks at the confusion surrounding the pension rights of civil partners..
June 21, 2013