Peter Ford is a pensions lawyer based in London. He is head of our pensions department, and is experienced in all aspects of pensions including corporate transactions, public sector outsourcing arrangements (including PFI and PPP contracts), scheme mergers and reorganisations, scheme winding-up, investment and custody and pensions litigation.
Peter has previously been a director of two trustee companies and has recently been re-elected as a member of the Main Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers. He previously chaired the APL Education Sub-Committee. Peter was the lead legal adviser to the Government sponsored Pickering Review into the simplification of private pensions and is a member of a number of pensions organisations.
Peter is recognised as an ‘excellent analyser and communicator’ and ‘a heavyweight in the field’ who ‘finds solutions rather than problems’ by Legal 500 UK 2013. He is noted “as a strong and dynamic performer” in Chambers UK 2010 .
Peter qualified as a solicitor in April 1988 and became a partner in the pensions department of another leading practice in 1993.
Despite the end of contracting-out at 6 April 2016, schemes which were formerly salary–related contracted-out still retain responsibility for Guaranteed Minimum Pensions they may hold, and special conditions attach to Guaranteed Minimum Pensions, in terms of benefits, and transfers..
July 21, 2016
In the referendum on EU membership on Thursday 23 June, a majority of voters voted to leave the EU. This briefing looks at some of the main issues for pension schemes as a result of this vote to leave the EU..
June 24, 2016
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