"very knowledgeable and capable of thinking outside of the box."
Chambers UK 2016
Philippa James is head of the Pensions Group in London, a "strong team" which has "sound commercial and legal judgement" (Legal 500 2014).
She advises on all aspects of pensions law and practice. She acts for a broad range of trustees and sponsoring employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has considerable experience of benefit changes, scheme restructuring, and the pensions and regulatory aspects of corporate restructuring. She also has extensive experience of issues of scheme governance and risk management issues in relation to management of pension liabilities including de-risking. Philippa has also advised widely on contentious pensions issues.
Philippa joined Mayer Brown in 1987 and is a regular speaker at professional conferences and seminars on various aspects of pensions law and practice.