David Thompson

David Thompson is the head of Shoosmiths’ pensions team and a partner within our Employment & Pensions Department.

David Thompson

With more than 20 years’ experience, he advises both trustees and sponsoring employers on a wide range of pensions legal issues.

He advises clients across all sectors, including manufacturing, retail and charities.

Thompson has recent experience of:

  • Closure and re-structuring of defined-benefit schemes;
  • Scheme mergers;
  • Buy-ins and buy-outs of pension scheme liabilities with insurance companies;
  • Contingent assets offered by employers to support pension scheme liabilities;
  • Funding negotiations;
  • Dealing with The Pensions Regulator;
  • The effect of corporate transactions and re-structurings on schemes; and
  • Managing scheme entry into the Pension Protection Fund.

Thompson also has considerable experience of resolving pensions-related disputes and has acted in a number of high-profile court applications.