The Squire Patton Boggs Pensions Practice has won the Educational Initiative of the Year award at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards (PIPA) 2020, for the second year running in recognition of its Protect Against Unmitigated Liabilities #meetPAUL campaign. The team also received a commendation in the Law Firm of the Year category.
The annual PIPA recognise excellence among providers of products and services to UK workplace pension schemes, adjudicating them by performance, innovation and service standards.
The Squire Patton Boggs #meetPAUL campaign in 2019 centred on 10 factsheets designed to help pension schemes and trustees “Protect Against Unmitigated Liabilities” (PAUL). The separate factsheets focused on themes and issues raised by an industry-wide survey conducted earlier in the year by the Squire Patton Boggs Pensions Practice.
Partner Clifford Sims, leader of the Pensions Practice, said: “We are naturally delighted to win the PIPA award again. It is a tribute to the combined technical and creative skills of the whole Pensions team at the firm. Together they developed in #meetPAUL an educational and awareness campaign that caught people’s imagination and prompted discussion and debate about a multitude of risks and challenges affecting the whole industry. Many of our trustee clients asked us to add the factsheets to their regular meetings to increase focus on governance, which is of course a key focus for The Pensions Regulator, in raising standards across the industry.”
The #meetPAUL campaign has also recently been shortlisted in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2020 for PR and Communications Innovation. With this latest recognition from PIPA, the Pensions Practice has now won 18 national UK pensions industry awards in the last 18 years, including FT and Pensions Expert PIPA Awards – Educational Initiative of the Year 2019, and Human Resources (Specialist) Firm of the Year – The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018.