"an amazing pensions lawyer" and "one of the cleverest men you'll ever meet."
Chambers UK 2015

Overview

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Jonathan Moody advises clients on all aspects of pensions law.  

Consistently ranked as a key individual by Chambers UK, he "has a good grasp of the most complex aspects of pensions legislation," according to sources. He is an "absolutely first-rate pensions lawyer who is an innovative thinker, provides good clear advice both in writing and in meetings and has the confidence of the trustees" (Chambers UK 2013); a "real technician who is always at the leading edge." (Chambers UK 2012). Clients hail him for "knowing exactly what is going on" and for his pragmatic approach that "helps clients to work with the law" (2008). A "first class" lawyer who "brings a sensible, commercial view to matters" and "works selflessly, exploring all the options and coming back with solutions for the client" (2007).

Jonathan joined the London office of Mayer Brown in 2000 and was a partner from 2003 until 2016. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked for another prominent UK law firm, and earlier held research and business positions in London and Cambridge. Jonathan is a member of the Legislative and Parliamentary Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers, which he chaired from 2014 to 2016, and since 2003 has led its work on tax, discrimination and many other areas of pensions law.

Areas of Focus

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

London Guildhall University, Law Society Finals

Common Professional Examination

University of Cambridge

Williams College

Winchester College

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Memberships

  • Legal adviser at the Community House Information Centre, Paddington 1992-95
  • Territorial Army 1988-91
  • Chairman, Association of Pension Lawyers' Legislative and Parliamentary Committee (2014)
  • Member, Legislative and Parliamentary Subcommittee of the Association of Pension Lawyers (2003-2014) and Secretary (2005-2013)
  • Pro bono adviser to the Employers' Forum on Age (2003-2006)
  • Co-author of PLC Magazine's monthly pensions bulletin
  • Senior Statesman Jonathan Moody continues to provide expert advice on a range of pensions matters affecting both trustees and corporate clients. He is also known to provide extensive training to trustees on their roles. (Chambers UK 2019).
  • Jonathan Moody is a consultant to the practice who handles high-profile matters on behalf of sponsors and trustees. Sources say: "He is very good technically and very bright." (Chambers UK 2018).
  • Jonathan Moody is endorsed as a "very technically able and very bright guy." (Chambers UK 2017).
  • Awarded the Wallace Medal 2016 by the Association of Pension Lawyers. This medal is given to someone who has used writing to improve understanding and education in relation to pensions law.
  • Jonathan Moody receives significant praise from sources in the market as "an amazing pensions lawyer" and "one of the cleverest men you'll ever meet."  (Chambers UK 2015).
  • Consistently ranked as a key individual by Chambers UK, he "has a good grasp of the most complex aspects of pensions legislation," according to sources. He is an "absolutely first-rate pensions lawyer who is an innovative thinker, provides good clear advice both in writing and in meetings and has the confidence of the trustees." (Chambers UK 2013).
  • A "real technician who is always at the leading edge." (Chambers UK 2012).
  • Clients hail him for "knowing exactly what is going on" and for his pragmatic approach that "helps clients to work with the law" (Chambers UK 2008).
  • A "first class" lawyer who "brings a sensible, commercial view to matters" and "works selflessly, exploring all the options and coming back with solutions for the client" (Chambers UK 2007).