Matthew Giles leads our team of Pensions lawyers in Birmingham, who are part of our wider Pensions team who were named Pensions Law Firm 2016 in the Pension and Investment Provider Awards, by Financial Times Group.
He is a former finalist at the British Legal Awards. He is regarded as a "Leading Individual" in Pensions by The Legal 500 UK. Chambers & Partners 2017 reports that he is "a particularly engaging presenter, able to bring clarity and simplicity to complex legal subjects."
Matthew specialises in advising on defined benefit pension plans, in recent times focussing on a range of deficit management strategies. He helps trustees and sponsors on all aspects of pension plan management and compliance, with a reputation for finding creative solutions and communicating very clearly and effectively.
Reflecting the many engineering and manufacturing clients Matthew represents, he is on the leadership team of the firm’s Industrial Products group.
Matthew is part of the advisory team supporting the Confederation of British Industry's pensions panel on matters of pensions law and policy. He is a regular on the pensions conference and seminar circuit.
Matthew has featured in BBC Radio 5Live’s “Wake up to Money” and been a contributor to the Financial Times. He has held meetings with Treasury Ministers lobbying for changes to pensions policy on behalf of clients.