Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Pensions partner Elizabeth Graham, who joins the firm from Brabners LLP, where she was head of the firm’s pensions team.
Mrs. Graham, who was previously a senior associate at Squire Patton Boggs until 2012, has extensive experience of pensions law. She advises both employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions schemes and their management, and has a deep knowledge of schemes in a range of industry sectors such as chemicals, manufacturing, engineering and distribution. Mrs. Graham, who has also worked in London and has lectured at the College of Law in York, is widely known for her technical ability, with client references in legal directories noting her “brain the size of a planet”. Her reputation for excellence has allowed her to build a highly respected profile across the North of England. In her new role, she will work closely with the global Pensions team and also with colleagues in the firm’s Labor & Employment, Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency and Corporate teams in the region.
“It is fantastic to have Liz on board,” said Catherine McKenna, global head of Squire Patton Boggs Pensions Practice Group. “Her experience and versatility make her a great fit with our team, which is led by David Griffiths in Manchester. Liz’s technical skills and sector knowledge are reinforced by an exemplary understanding of the market in the North West and the national pensions industry.”
Managing partner for Squire Patton Boggs Manchester office, Rob Elvin, added: “Liz will undoubtedly be an asset to our already preeminent Pensions team. Her experience and depth of knowledge will be highly valued by our clients, while her business development skills will support the continued growth of our office. We are delighted to welcome Liz back to the firm’s Manchester base.”
The Squire Patton Boggs Pensions team is a market-leading practice and one of the largest specialist pensions teams in the country, with some 60 specialists across the UK offering in-depth resource and practical expertise to support clients on all their pensions needs. The practice has won numerous awards and accolades, including Pensions Law Firm of the Year at the Pensions & Investment Provider Awards, 2016.