Clare Grice

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)121 456 8336
Fax: +(44)(0)121 456 8475
Offices:Birmingham

What can I do for you?

I am a partner specialising in pensions law within our employment team. I have experience in advising a wide range of clients, including trustee boards of various size occupational pensions schemes and corporate sponsors, in relation to a broad variety of pensions issues, such as benefit design changes, risk management and liability reduction exercises, scheme mergers and auto-enrolment.

Supporting my clients' objectives

Pensions law is a complicated area, and so I always take care to express my advice in an easy to understand way. I love helping clients with their pensions issues, and recently I have been involved with the following:

  • Drafting auto-enrolment compliant rules for occupational pension schemes
  • Advising on the payment of winding-up lump sums
  • Advising on various apportionment arrangements in respect of section 75 debts
  • Advising on a member complaint under a trustee board’s Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP)

What do others say?

I have been described by my clients as being pragmatic and having a “can-do” attitude. I am described in the Legal 500 as being “one to watch” and “knowledgeable, experienced, hardworking and responsive”. Chambers UK notes that “[Clare] garners praise from both clients and peers”.

What else should you know?

I am a full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers (APL) and sit on the committee of the West Midlands APL. When I am not busy with pensions, I love riding my Pinarello bicycle and running for Birchfield Harriers.