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Saul Margo specialises in pensions, employment and commercial work.
Recent pensions work includes a Part 8 (led by Andrew Spink QC) that raises issues relating to the closure of a scheme to future accrual and PPF compensation and (acting alone) claims for rectification (representing trustees and representative beneficiaries) as well as related professional negligence claims. He has been involved in some of the highest profile pensions cases over the last few years including IBM v Dalgleish and the GPG regulatory action. He is recommended in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Recent employment work includes acting in the Court of Appeal in the disability discrimination case of Swansea University Pension Scheme Trustees v Williams (led by Keith Bryant QC) as well as representing a large cohort of claimants in Miller v Ministry of Justice (concerning the entitlement of fee-paid judges to a pension and other elements of pay) and numerous claims that are connected to this litigation, many of which have now reached either the EAT or the Court of Appeal. He is regularly instructed in complex and lengthy discrimination cases. He is described in Chambers & Partners as “Brilliant in his oral advocacy, and fearless.” As a result of his position on the Treasury B-Panel he has represented a wide variety of government departments across the whole spectrum of employment, pensions, commercial and public law matters.
Recent commercial work includes both advising and acting in cases involving the mis-selling of swaps, a claim brought in the High Court on behalf of 32 claimants alleging a contractual entitlement to a higher level pension contributions from their employer and acting in a complex professional negligence claim.
Saul has a first class degree from Cambridge in Philosophy.
Appointments & Memberships
- Denning Scholarship
Saul Margo is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
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