Clifford Sims leads our Pensions practice group. He is recognised by Chambers UK as a leading individual for pensions and “an expert in investment and financial services in relation to occupational pensions” who is "extremely well organised, very commercial" and “is someone who is able to combine good technical knowledge with communications skills”.
The Legal 500 UK commented he is “more commercial than the average pensions lawyer” and “deeply knowledgeable”. He advises trustees, local authorities, product providers, investment banks and sponsoring employers on pensions and investment issues.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He is the author of the investment chapter of Tolley’s Pensions Law and thought leadership white papers for the firm, Pensions in the Age of Austerity (2012) and In Sickness and in Health: Pensions and Social Care (2013).
Clifford is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. He is the immediate past chairman of both the Association of Pension Lawyers' investment committee and the investment committee of the Society of Pension Consultants. He is the only lawyer on the Department of Communities and Local Government’s working party on investment regulatory reform.