In brief: Freshfields partner David Pollard

Freshfields partner David Pollard has come out as “Top Pensions Lawyer” in a survey by Pensions World magazine. Phillip Bennett, a partner at Slaughter and May, emerges as “Toughest Pensions Negotiator”. Mark Greenlees, a partner at specialist firm Sacker & Partners, and Derek Sloan, a partner at Allen & Overy, come joint first in the category of “Easiest To Deal With”. Alistair Meeks at Biddle won in the category of “Leading Under-35s”. Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Ashurst Morris Crisp, and Baker & McKenzie were tipped as the “Up And Coming Firms” in the sector.