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Local Government: LGPS legal advice

Local Government: LGPS legal adviceThe Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a funded public sector pension scheme providing benefits for (broadly speaking) local government employees and certain former employees who have been outsourced to the private sector. The LGPS is administered locally through regional pension funds. These funds collectively are worth billions of pounds.

The new National LGPS Framework for legal advice now makes the provision of legal advice on pre-agreed term possible, with no need for a formal procurement process.

Eversheds Sutherland is one of a select group of law firms appointed to the Framework, effective from January 2014. Our appointment covers the Lot 1- Full Service England and Wales which covers all legal services including banking, capital projects, commercial contracts, corporate, employment, EU and competition, insurance, insolvency, property and public law. We are also appointed to Lot 3 (Investment – UK Wide) and Lot 4 (Benefit administration, employer bodies and governance – England and Wales). This means you can get access to all our award-winning expertise and vast public sector experience.

How we can help

Following a competitive procurement process, we have been appointed to the new national Legal Services Framework for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for all three panels in England and Wales; Full Service, Investment and Benefit Administration.

Our specialist pensions and investment advice across the following main areas:

  • Administration and benefits issues
  • Commercial
  • Disputes
  • Funding
  • Governance
  • Investment
  • Outsourcing and admission agreements
  • Training

Why choose Eversheds Sutherland for LGPS legal advice

With over 70 Pensions Lawyers, Eversheds has unrivalled resource and breadth of expertise. Unlike many other firms, Eversheds Sutherland has a dedicated public sector pensions team, which has extensive experience in advising on issues affecting all public sector pension schemes, including the LGPS.

In our experience, pension schemes, such as the LGPS, needful service legal support from specialists in many areas.

Public sector pension experts – Mainstream pensions and investment advice is likely to be the area where LGPS funds will need advice on a day to day basis. Eversheds Sutherland are one of the few law firms in the UK that has a dedicated public sector team within its pensions and investment practice. We specialise in advising on issues relating to the LGPS (and other public sector pension schemes).

Strength and depth – Our team of over 85 specialist pensions and investment advisers means we have the scale to support you proactively and at the right level for the relevant piece of work.

Cutting edge – We are closely involved in all major pensions industry committees.

Award-winning – Our real passion for pensions can be seen from our various awards. Eversheds means appointing a team which is externally verified as the best in its class.

Practical help now

For further information regarding the new National LGPS framework, please click the link below

Download the National LGPS Framework for legal services guideDownload the National LGPS Framework for legal services guide