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Event: Pensions Law Conference, Bristol. Thursday 18th May 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Marriott Delta Hotel, Bristol for an afternoon of pensions law talks at the first stop of this conference series around the country.

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers in Bristol for the first stop of our Pensions Law Conference 2023 series. Topics will include: an actuary’s role in Section 67 certification, age discrimination and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, the presumption of regularity, and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks.


1.30pm – Registration (tea and coffee on arrival)
2pm – Consultation with the scheme actuary and Section 67 Certification. Where
has Mitchells & Butler left Us?
Lydia Seymour & Patrick Tomison
2.30pm – The Presumption of Regularity
Philip Stear & Michael Uberoi
3pm – Beattie and Beyond
Andrew Short & Naomi Ling
3.30pm – Coffee Break
4pm – Non-pensions cases that pension lawyers should know about
Nicholas Hill, Victoria Brown, Gus Baker and Anson Cheung
4.30pm – The Changing Landscape of Pensions Litigation – Silk Panel Discussion
Chaired by Saul Margo, with Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Spink KC, Andrew Short KC, Keith Bryant KC, Richard Hitchcock KC and David Grant KC.

5pm – Close and drinks

Please note, if you are unable to attend this date, the next stop in this conference series will be held in Manchester on 8th June 2023. Full details will be available soon.

Book your place

This event will be held in-person.

Venue: Marriott Delta Hotel Bristol, 2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol BS1 3AD.
Date: Thursday, 18th May 2023
Time: 1.30pm – 5:00pm followed by a drinks reception

Places are limited and booking is required.

Please register at

Please note, the talks at this event will be recorded for on-demand viewing on our YouTube channel. The audience will not be visible at any time.

About the speakers

Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Barrister

Nick is one of the most highly regarded practitioners at the pensions bar, with specialist knowledge of almost all issues affecting pensions schemes. Nick has been top-ranked as a pensions expert by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for a number of years with Legal 500 describing him as a “an intellectual giant and tireless worker and inspirational litigation lead counsel in the shoes of an affable gentleman.”

Keith Bryant KC, Barrister

Keith’s pensions practice covers both contentious and non-contentious work. He acts for and advises a wide range of clients including trustees, employers, scheme advisers, government departments and agencies, and trade unions. Keith is a Head of Chambers (Head of Business Team) and writes and lectures regularly on pensions law.

Andrew Spink KC, Barrister

Andrew has been listed as a leading silk in pensions in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 ever since being appointed KC in 2003. Over that time, he has appeared in many of the leading pieces of litigation in the Chancery Division and in the newer and fast-developing field of work involving the Pensions Regulator.

Andrew Short KC, Barrister

Andrew’s pensions work encompasses both private and public sector schemes and includes issues of construction, funding issues, preservation and revaluation, Beckmann claims and various regulatory issues including contribution notices and financial support directions. He is particularly sought after in cases that require a knowledge of both pensions and employment or discrimination law, including some of the most significant equalisation cases of recent years. He is ranked as a Star Individual in directories and is on the Consultation Board of Practical Law: Pensions.

Richard Hitchcock KC, Barrister

Richard has broad experience of acting as adviser and advocate in the commercial sphere. He has expertise in all areas of pensions law relating to trusts occupational pension schemes, acting for trustees, employers, beneficiaries / members, trade unions and third parties to the trust (principally actuaries, auditors, accountants, brokers, scheme consultants and solicitors) and is ranked in Chanbers & Partners and Legal 500.

David E Grant KC, Barrister

David has been involved in some of the most high-profile pensions cases in recent years including appearing before the Grand Chamber of the ECJ in Safeway Ltd v Newton & Anor [2020] Pens.L.R. 4 as to whether a scheme can be retrospectively levelled down. He acts for employers, trustees, members, professional advisors and public bodies, and has acted in nearly all the rectification cases in the last few years. David is recommended in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and is described as “The go-to junior for Part 8 and professional negligence claims concerning pension schemes.”

Other speakers from Outer Temple Chambers include the following Juniors:

Further Details

Date: Thursday, 18th May 2023
Time: 1.30pm – 5:00pm followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Marriott Delta Hotel Bristol, 2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol BS1 3AD

To book your place or find out more please contact

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Keith Bryant KC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2013

Nicolas Stallworthy KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2011

Andrew Spink KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

Andrew Short KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2010

Richard Hitchcock KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2014

David E Grant KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2022

Lydia Seymour

Call: 1997

Philip Stear

Call: 2018 (Solicitor since 1997)

Naomi Ling

Call: 2001

Michael Uberoi

Call: 2004

Saul Margo

Call: 2005

Nicholas Hill

Call: 2008

Stephen Butler

Call: 2014

Victoria Brown

Call: 2014

Gus Baker

Gus Baker

Call: 2015

Patrick Tomison

Call: 2018

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