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Saul specialises in pensions and employment, as well as professional negligence claims relating to pension schemes.
His pensions practice encompasses both pure pensions litigation and advisory work with his litigation experience including Part 8, professional negligence and rectification claims.
Additionally, Saul is in demand for his specialist knowledge of cross-over pensions and employment work having been instructed in the litigation relating to the judges pensions scheme, the police pension scheme, sexual orientation discrimination claims relating to the Teachers’ pension scheme and the Supreme Court case of Williams v Trustees of Swansea University Pension Scheme and another  1 WLR 93 (a discrimination claim relating to ill health retirement benefits).
His employment work covers both pension and employment cross-over work as well as the full range of employment disputes. He has extensive experience of appellate advocacy in the EAT and has appeared numerous times in the Court of Appeal.
Commercial & Chancery
Wadhwani v The Royal Bank of Scotland
Representing the Claimant in a high value swaps mis-selling claim in the Chancery Division that is likely to come to trial in 2017.
Charminster Limited v HSBC and Barclays Bank
Represented the First Defendant in a claim for breach of mandate / breach of contract and breach of duty of care relating to fraudulent withdrawals made from a company account. Favourable settlement reached at mediation.
CSM Storage & Archives v Linde Handling
Successfully represented the Claimant in claim for breach of contract / negligence arising out of damage to a container handling vehicle.
White Young Green v Pearson Jones
Represented the defendant to a high-value professional negligence claim that settled before trial (led by Nicolas Stallworthy QC).
Eddie Stobart v Aikman
Represented over 30 Claimants in High Court proceedings in the QBD concerning a breach of contractual terms relating to employer pension contributions. A favourable settlement was reached before trial.
Ensign Fuels v Ensign Bus Company
Represented the Claimant in a claim for negligence / breach of contract arising out of the wrongful delivery of red diesel.
Webber v Department for Education
Instructed by the Department for Education in an appeal against a decision of the Pensions Ombudsman. The case sets an important precedent concerning the application of time limits to overpayment cases before the Ombudsman.
Re: Guinness Peat Group Plc
Instructed by the Trustees of the Coats UK Pension Plan in what is probably the largest and most complex on-going regulatory action brought by the Pension Regulator in respect of one of the UK’s largest schemes (with in the region of 27,000 members).
IBM UK Ltd & IBM Holdings Ltd v Dalgleish & Others (the remedies judgment)
Instructed on behalf of the Trustee as part of a team in an expedited two-week trial of novel issues of principle as to what the remedies should be. A landmark case concerning whether IBM breached its duty of good faith to employees in 2009 when seeking to alter their terms & conditions for pensions pay.
Moores Furniture Group Limited v Turnpenny & Others
Instructed by the employer in a successful summary judgment application for rectification of a pension scheme Deed & Rules.
Re: Wedgwood Group Pension Plan
Representing the Trustee in a Part 8 claim raising numerous issues relating to whether the scheme was validly closed to future accrual – the case is also likely to raise rectification issues.
Appointments & Memberships
- Denning Scholarship
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Areas of Law
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Pensions & Trusts
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
“He’s really excellent and really knows his stuff, particularly in employment cases relating to pensions.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2021
“He is intelligent, strategically astute, and a highly effective advocate who is able to achieve excellent results even in the most difficult cases.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2021
“He is able to get to grips with complex technical issues with speed and produce clear and pragmatic advice.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2021
“A fantastic barrister with a first rate mind. Great at getting to the heart of problems and providing solutions for his clients. A trusted adviser and a clear communicator.” Pensions, Legal 500 2021
“Highly recommended. He gets up to speed on complex matters quickly, places nervous clients at ease, and makes strong, strategic decisions.” Employment, Legal 500 2021
“A very knowledgeable advocate who is able to quickly get to grips with complex legal and factual matters.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2020
“A studious and clear lawyer who is handling very interesting cases.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2020
“He’s very personable and technically very strong.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2020
“His considerable intellect and personable manner make him well-suited to both complex employment and pensions cases.” Pensions, Legal 500 2020
Highly able employment barrister who fights hard for his client and combines excellent judgement with attractive and forceful advocacy. Employment, Legal 500
“Polished, confident and technically excellent.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019
“He assimilates information swiftly and thinks creatively to come up with novel approaches to overcome issues.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019
“A calm and well-prepared advocate who gives clear and confident advice.” Pensions, Legal 500 2019
“He provides clear and confident advice that is commercially sensible.” Employment, Legal 500 2019
“He is extremely intelligent, pragmatic and helpful, and he has a really warm and charming manner with both solicitors and lay clients.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018
“His strength is in the detail, he has a great memory and he is good at analysing how certain events could impact the bigger picture.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018
“He has great memory recall and always considers the bigger picture.” Pensions, Legal 500 2017
“A passionate barrister with conviction.” Employment, Legal 500 2017
“Saul has been extremely good operating in a team of leading counsel and solicitors to conclude extremely complex cases to the clients’ satisfaction.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2017
“He is one to watch – an excellent tactician.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2017
“He is conscientious and is always available at the end of the phone to deal with any questions as they arise.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2017
“Bright, capable and attentive – one to watch.” Employment, Legal 500 2016
“A particularly engaging advocate. Very thorough and very convincing, and he uses his light touch to considerable effect.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2016
“Brilliant in his oral advocacy, and fearless.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2016
“Incredibly hard-working” with “a really sharp, accurate brain” and “a really good team player”. Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2016
“He is very knowledgeable and has got a good grasp of pensions matters.” “Incredibly hard-working, he has a really sharp, accurate brain and he works through issues quickly and impressively. He’s also a really good team player.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2015
“A junior of choice.” Pensions, Legal 500 2015
“We are impressed by the level of detail provided by Saul.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2014
“He provides excellent client care.” Pensions, Legal 500 2014