UK law firm Norton Rose has appointed Lesley Browning and Peter Ford to its pensions team as partners.
This brings the number of partners in the employment, pensions and incentives department to six. Stuart Lippiatt, the existing head of the pensions team, will retire in September.
Browning and Ford were previously partners at Nabarro Nathanson, where they both trained and qualified. Ford brings experience of investment and regulatory issues and of pension scheme mergers and reorganisations while Browning has pensions litigation experience, having advised on the British Airways, National Bus and Hillsdown Holding cases and on complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman.
They are both active members of the Association of Pension Lawyers and the City and Eastern Group of the NAPF.
Tim Russell, head of the employment, pensions and incentives department said: The growth of the department is based primarily on the enthusiasm and energy of the partners within it and a very strong team of lawyers. The department has more than doubled in size in the last two years.
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